Ginger & Honey Snaps


The past week has been rather stressful for me and I have been longing for some comfort food in the form of home-baked cookies. And for some reason, ginger snap biscuits were on my mind. I’m not sure why because I haven’t eaten ginger snap biscuits since … at least 5 years ago when I left Australia??

A quick flick through some of my cookbooks and I found a nice and simple recipe in Rachel Allen’s Bake; nice because it was spot on what I was looking for, and simple because I happened to have all of the ingredients at home and I didn’t even need to wait for the butter to soften.

If you have visited my blog before, you will have noticed a few Rachel Allen recipes here and there. I really love her books and her recipes are often easy to follow and require little fuss.

If you own Bake, you will realise that Rachel’s recipe is fairly easy and straightforward. I took an even lazier option and did everything in my KitchenAid.

These biscuits will fill your kitchen with a heady aroma of ginger and mixed spices, a comforting sign in itself. And the moment you sit down to a few biscuits with a cup of tea, life is already better.


  1. Julia Levy 11 August 2011

    Wonderful post, short, simple and comforty. And gorgeous photos too. I’m already comforted and now i just need a taste x

    • eat little bird 11 August 2011

      Oh thanks, Julia! Have you made these before? I know that you’ve cooked a bit from Bake and I wasn’t sure if this recipe was amongst them? I’m addicted to these cookies at the moment – I’ve already finished half the batch on my own!

  2. Reem 11 August 2011

    Ginger honey snap name is soothing itself… This looks delicious and lovely photographs.

  3. nicola 11 August 2011

    I love these cookies! I agree..tea and good biscuits always makes life better. x

  4. jobakes 14 August 2011

    Oh yes, a ginger biccie dunked in a steaming hot cuppa may be the secret to world peace! I love these as a generic these but have never tried RA’s recipe. I have a male friend who makes the most divine ginger bics and he plays with the syrup and butter ratio to produce biccies with more or less snap. He uses golden syrup not honey. Gorgeous Creme!

  5. Julia @ Mélanger 24 August 2011

    Gingersnaps are one of my favourite biscuits. I’d love to try these with a deep golden syrup, too!

  6. My grans ginger snap biscuits are something i definitely crave if im feeling like i need a bit of homely nostalgia, i love the warmth of anything gingery but her biccy recipe hits the spot like no other! Your recipe looks pretty similar with a few substitutions (such as honey for golden syrup) so i can imagine that they are truly gorgeous, and your photos are simply wonderful! Beautiful indeed

  7. Tat 22 March 2013

    I just made these fabulous Ginger Snaps. I did not have honey so I used Golden Syrup. I will definately try them with honey another time as I can imagine the background flavour adding more depth. Thanks for sharing another amazing recipe. This one is a keeper. So simple to make I never made Ginger Snaps before I usually buy them. Now I will make these more often.

    • eat, little bird 26 March 2013

      Hi Tat,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe 🙂 I adore ginger snap biscuits and found these to be as good, if not better, than the shop-bought version. Just as well because they are not sold where I live! I haven’t made these in a while so thank you for reminding me.

  8. Tat 17 May 2013

    OMG just wanted to let you know I made them again, with honey this time. I am in heaven. I could not stop thinking about them after the first batch was made and since it is so damn easy and quick to put together I just had to do it again. It is even better with the honey. I think I love you, LOL

    • eat, little bird 17 May 2013

      Oh I’m so glad you tried this recipe again 🙂 It’s funny that you posted this comment because I had earmarked this recipe to make again this weekend. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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