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Gingerbread Biscuits

Try making this recipe with the Dualit Hand Mixer. The biscuits make a lovely gift and children will enjoy helping with the decoration.

Gingerbread Biscuits

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Makes 5 large people


The secret of a successful biscuit with an interesting shape is the control of consistency of the mix. It should not be too hard or it won't roll out successfully; too soft, and it will be sticky and thoroughly awkward. Use the Dualit food processor with medium bowl and chopping blade or the Hand Mixer with flat beaters.


Cooking note:
To measure out syrup, rub the measuring spoon with a little oil, dip into the syrup and 'cut off' with a knife over the jar when you have enough in the spoon.



  • 290g self-raising flour
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 2-3 level tsp ground ginger
  • 10g ground cinnamon
  • 90g salted butter, chilled, cut in cubes
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 4 tsp treacle (these must be accurate)
  • 1 egg lightly whisked, in a jug

For rolling and decorating

  • Flour for dusting
  • Currants and/or glacé cherries for eyes and buttons (glacé cherries make the most wonderful mouths!)
  • White icing for decoration
  • You will need a gingerbread man cutter and baking tray lined with silicon mat or baking parchment.



  1. Sift together the flour, sugar and spices.
  2. Using the Food Processor or Hand Mixer, mix the butter and flour mixture together to breadcrumb stage.
  3. Add the syrup and treacle to the bowl and roughly incorporate.
  4. Add the egg slowly in a fine trickle. When this binds everything into a large ball of dough, stop mixing immediately.
  5. Chill the dough in the fridge, wrapped in cling film.
  6. Preheat oven to 175ºC/Gas Mark 3-4.
  7. When the mixture loses its stickiness, but before it becomes too hard to handle, roll out onto a cool worktop dusted with flour.
  8. Roll until nicely thin, then cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and transfer gently onto the baking tray. Decorate with the currants and/or glacé cherries.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool on a cake rack.
  10. When completely cold, apply some icing with a toothpick or small knife to make additional decorations such as hats, hair, belts, shoes, etc.
  11. Keep biscuits crisp in an airtight tin, with a sheet of greaseproof paper between the lid and the sides of the tin.


Dualit Product Used

Dualit Hand Mixer