Calm your stomach with these delicious ginger biscuits!

John Risby
by John Risby
Published: September 15, 2021 Last updated: November 30, 2023
Ginger Biscuits

Simple Ginger Biscuits recipe

When you stop drinking, it’s common to get sugar cravings – and a ginger biscuit is a perfect way to satisfy your cravings, and the ginger can help ease your stomach.
As a bonus, it will also take your mind off drinking –and keep you occupied!


  • 110 grams of self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 40 grams of granulated or caster sugar
  • 50 grams of soft unsalted butter
  • 50 grams of golden syrup.


  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Baking time: 10 to 15 minutes
  • Servings: 16 biscuits
This recipe is simple – and anyone can make these delicious ginger biscuits. Yes, even you!
Pre-heat your oven to 190 celsius (or 170 celsius if it’s fan-assisted).
Sift the flour, bicarb of soda and ginger into a bowl, and add the sugar.
Mix the butter in with your hands, until you have a crumbly mixture.
Finally, pour the syrup in and mix. If you have no syrup, you can use honey instead.
Divide into 16 small balls and place on a lined baking tray. Flatten lightly.
Leave space, because they will expand when they are cooking.
Put the tray into the middle of the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until spread out, golden and cracked.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
For added spice, add some chopped dried ginger pieces!
Now – make a cup of tea, and enjoy your biscuits! You’ve killed some time, made a sugary snack, and the ginger will ease your stomach. Keep going!
John Risby

About The Author

John Risby
Co-Founder of The Alcohol-Free Shop and John is a recovering alcoholic who stopped drinking in June 2004. Born and raised in Manchester, he now lives in Malaga with his wife and young daughter. He came to terms with being an alcoholic many years ago, but still finds the concept his daughter is Spanish very strange.