Dark chocolate ginger biscuits recipe

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These dark chocolate ginger biscuits are rich and warming. In fact, we think that these dark chocolate ginger biscuits are completely irresistible!

Dark chocolate ginger biscuits
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins plus chilling
Cooking Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories404 Kcal20%
Fat18 g26%
Saturated Fat11 g55%
Carbohydrates56 g22%

These dark chocolate ginger biscuits are rich and warming - and completely irresistible.

Unlike Paul Hollywood's gingernut biscuits, these are coated with a delicious layer of dark chocolate.  This recipe for makes 12 but it’s very easy to scale up or down. The biscuits take just 15 minutes to bake in the oven and can easily be whipped up in a hurry. They make excellent homemade food gift and are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Pair with a hot cup or tea or coffee and you’ve got a match made in heaven…


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 50g stem ginger
  • 75g treacle
  • 240g flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt

To decorate:

  • 250g dark chocolate, melted
  • 100g milk chocolate, melted




  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, Gas 4.
  2. Beat together all the ingredients, until a dough forms. Roll into 20 small balls and arrange on a baking tray. Chill for 10 mins.
  3. Bake for 15 mins, until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. When cool dip into the dark chocolate and leave to set. Once set drizzle with the milk chocolate and leave to set again.
Top Tip for making Dark chocolate ginger biscuits

These dark chocolate ginger biscuits make lovely gifts. For a chic, professional finish wrap the biscuits in brown paper and tie them up with some twine and a homemade label.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to kitchen appliances, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends some of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family including her two lucky children.