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“I make these for my toddler instead of buying wrapped biscuits. I’ve cut down on the sugar but there’s enough for it to still be a crunchy biscuit.
This recipe is dairy free and has been cut in half, otherwise it was just too many biscuits”
• 175g plain flour (available in paper from the supermarket or packing free from zero waste store)
• 50g melted coconut oil* • 1.5 tsp ground ginger*• 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon*• 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda**• 40g light brown soft brown sugar**• 2 tbsp golden syrup (available in a recyclable tin from supermarket) • 1 egg, beaten • dash of milk or dairy-free alternative, could may be also use water but not tested this
This recipe makes approx 60 biscuit depending on the cutter size…
Can be made in the food mixer or in a large bowl.
1. Mix together flour, melted coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon and bicarb until the mixture is like breadcrumbs
2. Add sugar, golden syrup, 1/2 beaten egg. Mix. Add more of the egg and dash of milk if mixture is still too dry to combine into a dough.
3. Preheat oven to 180c / gas mark 4
4. Take part of the dough and roll out on floured board to about 5mm thickness. Cut out biscuits and add to lined baking tray (I have reusable silicone baking sheet liners)
5. Repeat until all of the dough is used. If mixture is too sticky to roll add a touch more flour.
6. Bake in the oven for 10min (depending on size). Biscuits should be golden in colour but not hard
7. Leave to cool on baking rack.
Will last 4 weeks in air-right container.
* available in recyclable glass from supermarket, or spices available packaging free from local zero waste store ** I’ve only been able to find these plastic free from local zero waste store – these are the most annoying of the ingredients to source
For finding local zero waste store I use Zero Waste Near Me
Images by Pille-Riin Priske