Recipe by Faigy Grossman

Ginger Biscuits

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
12 Servings
30 Minutes

When my mechuteneste first told me about this recipe, I wrinkled my nose — it just didn’t sound too appetizing, or like a popular choice for Family First. I couldn’t have been more wrong! These cookies are so good, you can’t eat just one. The ginger is mild, yet adds fantastic flavor that makes these biscuits truly out of this world. Not to mention that it takes seconds to make, and you can even mix the dough by hand.


Main ingredients


Prepare the Cookies


In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil, and corn syrup.


In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and ginger.


Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until a soft dough comes together.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).


Roll dough into one-inch (two- and one- fourth-centimeter) balls and place on Gefen Parchment-lined baking sheets, allowing three inches (seven and a half centimeters) between cookies (they spread a lot).


Press down on each ball with the tines of a fork and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired.


Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until beginning to brown at edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Prepare the Cookies

Yields 4–5 dozen biscuits


Photography: Hudi Greenberger Food Styling: Janine Kalesis

Ginger Biscuits

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Chaya Stamm
Chaya Stamm
5 years ago

This didn’t work I tried this and it didn’t work. I am guessing it is because this recipe calls for 4 teaspoons of baking soda. It has no acid, since there is only white sugar, not brown, and anyway it would be far too much. The cookies almost burned in 10 minutes (and my oven is lower temp than most) and were flat and hard. They have a good flavor initially, but there is so much sugar it almost burns the tongue afterwards.

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Hannah Grynhaus
Hannah Grynhaus
2 years ago

I put 3/4 cup light brown sugar and no corn syrup and they came out delicious! I also use spelt flour for dietary reason and they are really great, one of my favouite biscuits!