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Ginger nut biscuits (cookies)



 11 months 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
 11 months 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.