Halloween Ginger Biscuits (GF).

15-20 Biscuits (3″ cutter)

I have introduced a new dimension on the classic gingerbread which is stem ginger, giving the biscuits a chewy bite. This recipe certainly lives up to its name as it is packed with a lot of ginger punch!


275g / 10oz gluten-free plain flour
1 dessert spoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
75g / 3oz cold butter
50g / 2oz dark brown sugar
25g / 1oz stem ginger, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 medium egg yolk

Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / Fan 170°C / 375F / Gas 5


1. Sieve the gluten-free flour, ground ginger, xanthan gum and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.

2. Using cool hands, rub in the butter to resemble fine bread crumbs, then stir in the sugar, stem ginger, golden syrup and egg yolk. Using a wooden spoon, stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Turn out on to a floured work surface and knead until a firm dough has formed. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4. Re-flour the work surface and roll out the dough to 4mm thick. Use your cutters to make the ginger biscuit shapes and place on a lightly greased baking tray.

5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until firm, then turn out on to a cooling tray. Once cool, decorate with Halloween themed decorations, coloured glacé and fondant icing.

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    Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan October 16, 2015 (1:07 pm)

    Oh my gosh, your biscuits are the cutest! I never have the patience to carefully ice them as you have, I appreciate your dedication 🙂 I also love that you’ve used some stem ginger, that really would give another dimension of flavour and texture!

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      Kate Hardie October 16, 2015 (1:38 pm)

      Thanks Kyra! What you can’t see in the photo is my 2 year old trying to kidnap one of the biscuits 😉

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    Caroline October 16, 2015 (1:44 pm)

    This just made me smile! I love Halloween and all things allergen friendly

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      Kate Hardie October 16, 2015 (1:52 pm)

      Thanks Caroline! Great fun to make with the children.

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist October 19, 2015 (8:52 pm)

    I love making GF ginger biscuits…. I have never added stem ginger though, mainly because my husband says he doesn’t like it. You know what though? It sounds too good not to try…. so I may just have to say ‘tough’ and eat them all myself!!!

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      Kate Hardie October 21, 2015 (9:19 am)

      You never know Kate…maybe you will convert your husband 😉

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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn} October 25, 2015 (11:25 pm)

    This is sooo cool and very neat indeed! Ethan has been begging me to do ginger bread-man for ages – so I think this will blow his mind! haha I have pinned this so I can show it to him first thing tomorrow when he wakes up. 🙂

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      Kate Hardie October 26, 2015 (9:05 am)

      Thank you! I hope Ethan likes them too 🙂