Chewy Ginger Biscuits

I’m trying to get the better of the blasted oven. The old gas one in our rented apartment. At the moment it’s getting the better of me.

So with my thinking cap on I thought I’d try a tried and tested recipe. Chewy Ginger Biscuits. I’ve made these before and they are very good, the only thing is that I can’t remember where I picked up the recipe. So they should really be called Anonymous Chewy Ginger Biscuits.

I wanted to make some treats as little gifts for our neighbours and friends. In fact I want to give some to Marcel’s humans.

They are VERY simple to make, easy to rustle up, no real special ingredients or equipment is needed. and yes they have a certain chewyness to them.


the chewy kind

Ingredients –

  • 4oz / 110g Butter (remember to take it out of the fridge to get to room temperature) (I didn’t!)
  • 12oz / 340g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 9oz / 255 Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp powdered ginger

Method ~

  • Cream the butter and sugar in the best salad bowl in the house (sorry that should read mixing bowl, but I’m currently refusing to go and buy ANOTHER mixing bowl)
  • Add the egg and continue to mix in well
  • Sift the flour and stir it into the mixture along with the ginger (in fact I don’t have a seive at the moment and the biscuits have turned out fine anyway)
  • Take walnut size pieces and roll them into balls
  • Place them on a buttered baking tray (try and remember to buy some greaseproof paper when you next go shopping!)  with plenty of space between them
  • Cook for 25 minutes at 150 / gas 2-3, until golden brown (Or in my case 3 at 30 to 35 minutes until vaguely coloured as the oven is useless!)
  • Cool on a wire rack (in my case the meat splatter thingy)
  • Munch with a cup of coffee or tea

This post could be called “Nearly coming to terms with the oven” or “Oops! getting to eat the slightly broken biscuits” or “the not so golden looking ginger biscuits that you had in mind”


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