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Ginger nut biscuits (cookies)



 over 1 year ago

I am looking for a recipe that mimics Arnott's gingernut biscuits - the hard kind that you can buy in New South Wales, Australia. These are amazingly hard and spicy and are the absolute best with a cuppa tea -or probably any other hot beverage for dunking!


Peanut Patty
Ola, United States
 over 1 year ago

Crunchy Ginger Snaps (Similar to Arnotts Gingernut)

By RubberDucky AU
Photo by Piper Lee

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 60, Yield: 60 biscuits

About This Recipe

"Snappy, crunchy, golden brown ginger cookies perfect for dunking. Easy, and very delicious. Because I use Aussie measurements I'll write in teaspoons to avoid international confusion : )))"


250 g butter

2 cups caster sugar

8 teaspoons golden syrup

2 eggs, lightly beaten

4 cups self raising flour

10 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda



1. Preheat oven to 180C (350 F) or 170C if using gas or fan forced oven.

2. Cream the first three ingredients in a bowl.

3. In another bowl, combine the last four ingredients.

4. Mix together til combined, but don't overmix.

5. Bake teaspoonfuls on a greased tray for 10 mins, or until the entire biscuit is golden brown. If you only cook til it has golden edges you will get a chewy biscuit. It needs to be the same deep golden brown over the whole biscuit.

6. Cool for a couple of minutes on the tray, and then lift to a rack. Store when totally cool in an airtight container.