40 min

    These Swedish ginger biscuits are traditional Christmas treats. Delicate and delicious.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 250g butter
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
    • 4 tablespoons orange juice
    • 2 teaspoons orange zest
    • 450g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ground cloves

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Line baking trays with parchment.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in egg, golden syrup, orange juice and orange zest. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; stir into the creamed mixture until combined.
    3. Roll dough out to .25cm thickness, and cut into shapes with biscuit cutters. Place on baking trays and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool biscuits on wire racks.

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    Very nice flavour, but needed around 600g of flour plus more for rolling out! The dough did stiffen up a bit more when left to sit in a cool place for a while (as I walked to the local shop for more flour!) The thinner you roll the dough, the crispier the biscuits.  -  12 Dec 2012


    Needed to add flour to make the dough workable. Flavour is fantastic, although the biscuits seem to be evaporating from the cooling tray....  -  15 Oct 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. do not like cloves so ommited them  -  15 Nov 2008