Crispy Ginger Biscuits


Great for tea parties. Crisp without being crumbly. Uses crystallized rather than fresh or preserved ginger.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 dozen


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 cup chopped crystallized ginger

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Beat butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in egg, ground ginger, and salt. Gradually add flour until cookie dough comes together, 1 to 2 minutes. Fold in chopped crystallized ginger.

  3. Place 2 tablespoons white sugar in a shallow dish. Shape dough into balls, and roll one side in sugar. Press onto prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
4g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 123mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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