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Easter shaped ginger biscuits on a cooling rack
115Total Time
1Prep Time
15Bake Time

Easter Ginger Biscuits

Quick and easy
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

These beautifully iced Easter biscuits would make a great gift for friends and family as an alternative to a chocolate egg. The combination of ginger and unrefined golden caster sugar give them a wonderful flavoursome crunch, perfect for any spring time celebration.

115Total Time
1Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170ºC (150ºC fan/gas mark 3).

  2. Step 2:

    Place the butter, treacle, golden syrup and golden caster sugar in a pan and heat gently until the butter melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

  3. Step 3:

    In a large bowl, mix together the flour and spices, then pour the sugar mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

  4. Step 4:

    Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda into the milk and add to the bowl. Combine to make dough, adding a little more milk if necessary. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Step 5:

    Roll out the dough on a surface that is lightly dusted with flour and cut out desired shapes using the cutters. Transfer onto the baking sheets, slightly spaced apart and bake for 10-15 minutes.

  6. Step 6:

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

  7. Step 7:

    Mix the golden icing sugar with a drop of food colouring just enough water to form a stiff glacé icing. Fill the piping bag and carefully pipe your decoration onto the biscuits. Allow to dry.

    If you love baking for Easter, try our Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe


  • For the Biscuits

    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 125g Butter (unsalted)
    • 2 tbsp Black treacle
    • 2 tbsp Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
    • 450g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 1 tbsp Ginger (ground)
    • 1 tsp Mixed spice
    • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tbsp Milk (whole)
  • For the Decoration

    • 200g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 3 Food colouring (pastel shades)


  • Pan
  • Bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Piping bag

Nutritional Information

per 24g
  • 113cal Energy
  • 2.8g Fat
  • 1.7g of which Saturates
  • 21g Carbohydrates
  • 12g of which Sugars
  • 1.2g Protein
  • 0.32g Salt

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