Ginger Kisses

Kindly donated from the recipe book of Mary Glendinning Jardine (started in 1903).
Modified slightly by Helen.


  • 250g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • icing
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  •  2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • a little boiling water


Yield: Makes 20 joined kisses


Preheat the oven to 160 C.
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well. Mix in dry ingredients and baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water.

Place large spoonfuls of batter on cold lined or greased trays and bake for 15 minutes
Allow to cool on a wire cake rack.
Mix together butter, icing sugar, lemon and enough boiling water to form an icing.
Ice cooled kisses together.

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4 thoughts on “Ginger Kisses

  1. When I made the ginger kisses they were not rounded more flat and ran into each other, is the oven temp bake or fan bake – what went wrong ????


  2. This recipe is by far the best. After trying someone’s “best ever recipe” twice today (which didn’t work for me) searched the web again…. I am so glad I found this recipe. It worked and very delicious, nice and cakey just like I remember, a good home cooked version on the shop bought ones!