These old-fashioned biscuits are easy to make and still very popular. You could always decorate them with a little drizzle of white icing and some silver balls if you want to dress them up a bit for a party.


  • 50g butter
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 50g dark soft brown sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps ground ginger


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (160°C fan assisted, 350°F, gas mark 4). Prepare a large baking tray by lightly greasing or lining with baking parchment
  2. In a small saucepan, melt together the butter, syrup and sugar, stirring
  3. Place the flour, together with the spices, in a large mixing bowl
  4. Pour the melted sugar/butter mix into the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until it comes together as a dough
  5. Divide the dough into 24 small pieces (or 12 for large biscuits) and roll each into a ball. Place on the tray and flatten each very slightly with your finger (they will spread more in the oven)
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until starting to brown, then remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. (They will harden once cold)
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