Ginger Treacle Biscuits

Ginger Treacle Biscuits


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This is a Swedish gingerbread recipe known as 'Stora Pepparkakor'. These are very gingery and chewy compared to mainstream gingerbread.


Serves: 15 

  • 170g butter
  • 200g brown soft sugar
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) treacle, or molasses
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cloves, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon, bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon, salt

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add treacle and egg. Beat.
  3. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
  4. Roll into balls then place on buttered baking trays and flatten slightly. Alternatively roll out and cut into gingerbread men.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 12 to 15 minutes.

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