Chewy Ginger Biscuits

These vegan ginger biscuits are deliciously chewy and have a real fiery kick!

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan
Ginger biscuits

DF: Dairy Free

GF: Gluten Free


  • 150g Gluten free plain flour (Use normal flour for non-GF version)
  • 75g Margarine
  • 45g Granulated sugar
  • 30g Soft brown sugar
  • 30g Chopped crystallised ginger
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum (omit for non-GF version)
  • Pinch Salt​
Chewy ginger biscuits ingredients

Recipe Tips

Gluten and Dairy Free Vegan Chewy Ginger Biscuits

Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of chewy ginger biscuits, a delightful treat perfect for cozy gatherings or a moment of self-indulgence. These biscuits boast a harmonious blend of sweet and spicy notes, combined with a satisfying chewiness that makes them utterly irresistible.

To craft these delectable delights, begin by creaming together margarine, granulated sugar, and soft brown sugar until light and fluffy. This forms the base of our biscuit dough, lending richness and sweetness. For a gluten-free version, opt for gluten-free plain flour, ensuring a delightful texture for all to enjoy. If using traditional flour, omit the xanthan gum.

Next, infuse the dough with the distinctive warmth of ground ginger, adding depth and complexity to each bite. For an extra burst of flavor and texture, fold in chopped crystallized ginger, imparting delightful pockets of chewiness throughout.

To bind the ingredients together and enhance the sweetness, drizzle in golden syrup. A pinch of salt rounds out the flavours, balancing the sweetness and enhancing the overall depth of the biscuits.

Once the dough is thoroughly mixed and fragrant with ginger-spiced goodness, portion it into rounds and gently flatten them onto a baking sheet. Pop them into the oven, where they’ll transform into golden-hued delights, filling your kitchen with the irresistible aroma of ginger and spice.

After a brief stint in the oven, these chewy ginger biscuits emerge, their edges golden and their centres delightfully soft and chewy. Allow them to cool slightly before indulging, savouring each bite of these delectable treats that perfectly marry sweetness, spice, and chewiness in every mouthful. Whether enjoyed with a steaming cup of tea or savoured as a standalone treat, these ginger biscuits are sure to leave a lasting impression, warming both hearts and palates alike.

Chewy ginger biscuits gluten and dairy free


Ginger is well known for its ability to help digestion. Eating ginger biscuits is a well known treatment for travel sickness and as far back as the Elizibethen era it has been known to ‘comfort’ the stomach. In fact it is Gingerol which is a naturally occurring compound in ginger root.

Gingerol encourages gastrointestinal mobility to aid efficient digestion preventing food hanging around in the stomach – anyone like me with food intolerances will recognise that heavy feeling of food on your stomach! Because of this, it is often used as a treatment for chronic indigestion. Gingerol also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to help prevent damage to our cells.

Chewy ginger biscuits vegan

These biscuits are really quite fiery with the ground ginger and chunks of chewy crystallised ginger. Personally I like them like that, but if you prefer a slightly tamer biscuit then feel free to decrease the amount of both dried ginger and crystallised ginger. Be aware if you are taste testing the batter that the flavour of ground ginger always intensifies after cooking.

Chewy ginger biscuits

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This recipe is adaptable for dairy free, vegan and gluten free dietary requirements but it’s also great with an option for normal diets too.

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Chewy ginger biscuits

Chewy Ginger Biscuits

Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle with a fiery kick of ginger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 10 Biscuits
Calories 143 kcal


  • 150 g Gluten free plain flour (use normal flour if not GF) use normal flour if not gluten free
  • 75 g Margarine
  • 40 g Caster sugar
  • 30 g Soft brown sugar
  • 30 g Chopped up crystallised ginger
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum omit if already in gluten free flour blend or you are baking the non gluten free version
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • Pinch Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C /180°C (fan).
  • Soften the butter to room temperature and cream together with the sugar.
  • Weigh out the dry ingredients and mix them into the mixture including the crystallised ginger. Bring into a dough.
  • Place the dough on grease proof paper (I use a baking mat, see below link*). Roll into small balls (just bigger than walnut size).
  • Bake at 190°C /180°C (fan) for 25+/-5 minutes. If needed flatten slightly half way through baking. The biscuits should be slightly browning and hardening up on the outside.


Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
Keyword dairy free, ginger biscuits, gluten free

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