Orange and Ginger Biscuit Recipe

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple and easy biscuit recipe to make your day brighter. This ginger and orange biscuit recipe is just the thing!

While, the cold days draw nearer. It’s the time of year I love to have some comforting treats to hand. Having a recipe that doesn’t take too long to prepare, or better still a recipe you can make in advance and freeze.

uncooked dough for ginger biscuits rolled into a ball

Yes, you can freeze this dough! It makes roughly 30 biscuits, so bake what you need and stick the rest in the freezer for another day.

ginger biscuits laid out flat after baking

Just remove the dough from the freezer and defrost in the fridge. It doesn’t take too long to soften enough to bake. So, you won’t have to wait all day for a yummy treat.

ginger biscuits stacked in a pile

Having a nice cup of tea makes me feel like winding down, getting warm and dunking biscuits. It happens to be my perfect evening drink when a glass of wine isn’t beckoning. A scrumptious chewy biscuit is just the thing I love that pairs perfectly with a cuppa.

overhead view of ginger biscuits

Using fresh orange zest compliments the ginger wonderfully and makes them just a little bit more special than your perfectly acceptable but average ginger biscuit.

ginger and orange biscuits recipe

Orange and Ginger Biscuits

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 24 Biscuits


  • 350 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 125 g Butter
  • 75 g Golden Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Orange, Finely grated Zest


  • Sift the flour, salt, ginger and bicarbonate together.
  • Add the sugar and mix in.
  • Melt the butter and golden syrup over a gentle heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Add the butter and syrup to the flour and mix.
  • Add the egg and the zest and mix together until you form a dough.
  • Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  • Preheat the oven to 170oc (160oc fan assisted)
  • Take golf ball sized amounts of dough and roll into a ball.
  • Place each ball on a lined, greased baking tray with space between each one to allow them to spread.
  • Place in the oven for 15 minutes until they turn golden.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to sit on the tray for a few minutes to harden before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Serve when cooled.
Can I freeze these ginger biscuits?

The best method is to freeze the dough before baking, then defrost in the fridge when you want to bake some.

Can I use plain flour instead?

Yes you can, but you will need to add 4tsp of baking powder to the recipe.

Now Get Baking These Biscuits!

All you need to do is bake these for 15 minutes and they will come out chewy and soft, so if you want them to have more of a crunch, bake for a little bit longer. However, Just be careful not to burn them and ruin the taste. Luckily, this recipe makes plenty of cookie dough to perfect your cooking time to just how you like it.

Want more cookie recipes?

So, are you a cookie and biscuit lover like me? If so, then head over and check out this Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe too!

Join the Conversation

  1. Anne Barton (Annie) says:

    Made these gorgeous cookies today and they are scrumptious. My family love them so I’ll be making them quite often I should think.
    Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Damien Lorenzo says:

    Great recipe.

    I made these with good quality orange extract instead of zest and fresh grated ginger instead of ground

    I also decorated them with pieces of crystallised ginger

    They were delicious!

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