If you’re anything like the team at Northern Soul, you’ve probably commenced the countdown to Christmas.

This year, Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental Grocer, has put together a selection of Christmas recipes that will fill your kitchen with mouth-watering aromas to spice up your celebrations. So, if you’re looking to spice up your festive feast this year, why not mix things up with some new flavours to add a twist to your traditional Christmas dinner?

This week, we’ve got a delicious recipe for Golden Gingersnap Biscuits

Golden Gingersnap Biscuits

Makes 24 biscuits


225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
½ tsp salt
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
100g soft light brown sugar
100g cold butter, cut into cubes
80g golden syrup
Icing sugar for dusting

Golden Gingersnap Cookies_


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and then rub in the cold butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the golden syrup and mix together until a dough is formed. If necessary, add 1tsp water to help bring the mixture together.
  2. Divide the mixture into 24 equal pieces and using your hands, lightly roll each piece into a ball. Place six balls of dough onto each tray and leave plenty of space for them to spread and then lightly squash them down. Keep the remaining dough in the fridge.
  3. Bake the biscuits in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cracked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Repeat with the remaining dough until all 24 biscuits have been baked.
  5. To serve, lightly dust with icing sugar.

Note: sprinkle with edible glitter just after they’ve come out of the oven to add a touch of sparkle to your biscuits.


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