Nellie’s Gingernut Biscuits

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  • 150g butter
  • 250g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 250g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Mix together butter and sugar until pale and creamy, mix in golden syrup, egg and combined dry ingredients.
Roll into balls and place on cold trays, allowing enough room for biscuits to spread. Do not flatten biscuits. Bake 15 – 20 minutes until rich golden colour.

We use Anchor Butter.


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19 thoughts on “Nellie’s Gingernut Biscuits

  1. I made these today for the first time – they’re perfect! The family all thought they were delicious and they’re perfect with tea or coffee.

  2. I just made these and they were really excellent – texture was perfect! Ok I am a ginger freak so had to add some stem ginger in syrup but it would have been just as great without it….well done!

  3. These are the best homemade gingernuts I have ever had. Thank you Nellie for the fabulous recipe, I just followed the recipe & they came out beautiful. The house smells lovely as well. this recipe is going into my fave file!

  4. I have tried to perfect these gingernuts and I found that instead of using the stated 250g of flour, I used only 1 3/4 cups of flour, I don’t know whether it is the different types of ovens or what but I have tried on several occasions to perfect these as they were usually little mounds of gingernuts suggesting that I had too much flour so there you have it but a lovely biscuit.
    What’s with the stupid maths that we have to do before we post comments, just ridiculus

  5. Entirely endorse all these comments – and Joanna’s suggestion about rolling them produces excellent even biscuits. Thanks everyone.

  6. Good morning,
    My daughter ate gingernut biscuits from a friend at school and came home and told me how much she loved them. They were bought, and I got them a few times for her, before realising how expensive they eventually worked out to be. I then decided to find ‘something’ on the internet and came across Nellie’s Gingernut Biscuits.
    I am normally very sceptical to try things out (especially things I find on the internet), but this time I thought I would try Nellie’s Gingernut biscuits recipe. I made the batch the first time and held thumbs. Well, I have never looked back and have shared this recipe with all my friends.
    The biscuits are simply DELICIOUS! They are crunchy, extremely trasty, as the spice combination is just right! The only problem I now have is – how do I make them last longer!!! Thank you!!!

  7. I made them yesterday. Easy, quick and delish!
    But I didn’t roll into balls, I used the American cookie-roll style:
    Instead of rolling balls, just halve the dough, sprinkle some flour in a board, roll out to about 2.5cm wide- (resemble long sausage), then just slice 20 slices – each about 1 cm wide. place on baking tray – do not flatten. Makes about 2 trays.. delish!