Old School Gingernuts

Serves: Makes 16

Difficulty: Easy

Do you remember gingernuts?

I loved these when I was young, and I know you can still buy them but for some reason I don’t. So I decided to borrow a recipe, and as usual, change it and so here it is. My version of old school gingernuts. And boy are they good…


  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 85 g light muscovado sugar, plus a little extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • really good pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 100 g butter, cut into small cubes and softened
  • 75 g golden syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / gas 4 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and nutmeg together.

3. Rub in the butter so it resembles breadcrumbs.

4. Stir in the golden syrup, mix it together and form it into a dough.

5. Divide into 16 pieces and roll them into small balls.

6. Flatten with the palm of your hand or base of a glass and place on the parchment paper.

7. Sprinkle with a little extra sugar and press lightly with your fingers.

8. Bake in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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