Gingerbread grannies

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Appears in
The Ginger & White Cookbook

By Tonia George

Published 2014

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These little gingerbread biscuits sum up our attitude to family: from youngest to oldest, everyone is important. Look out for a gingerbread-lady cutter (with skirt). We like to make our grannies’ hair with white icing and sometimes give them a pale blue rinse. We have even been known to add little handbags.


  • 350 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
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Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick baking paper.

Place the flour, ginger, mixed spice, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and pulse in a food processor or rub in with your fingertips until