Gingerbread Biscuits for Babies

Okay, so maybe this recipe doesn’t strictly use anything that I actually grew. But I’m including it here for three reasons; firstly, because there aren’t many recipes online specifically for baby biscuits (normal biscuits with tons of sugar in them, yes, but baby biscuits well not really). Secondly, I’m fed up of spending money on Organix biscuits that are just as easy to make at home (nothing against Organix, some of their stuff is really nice). And thirdly, I took some nice photos of them that I wanted to share with you.

I put the recipe together using a normal Gingerbread Man recipe but I’ve reduced the sugar, exchanged most of the Golden Syrup for honey and added orange juice to replace some of the sweetness. You might think that 100g of sugar is still quite a bit for a baby but this recipe makes at least 25 – 30 biscuits and when you taste them you’ll see that they’re not sweet at all. So here goes…

Gingerbread Biscuits for Babies

Makes around 25 biscuits

Preheat oven to 190 degrees (gas mark 5)


  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground Ginger
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger in a bowl.
  2. Rub in the butter to make fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar.

  4. Add the honey, golden syrup, beaten egg and orange juice.
  5. Bind together and knead on a floured surface until smooth. You can chill it in the fridge at this point if it’s too sticky.
  6. Roll out until 1/4 inch thick. Cut out biscuits and place of a buttered baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 mins. Keep an eye on them as they will burn quickly and become too hard.

*Remember, because the biscuits contain honey they shouldn’t be given to infants under one.

Happy eating!

16 Responses to “Gingerbread Biscuits for Babies”

  1. Calzon 15 Jun 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Aww these look really cute, thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Chiot's Runon 16 Jun 2009 at 12:57 am

    These look quite tasty for adult snacks as well!

  3. Clare Toppingon 16 Jun 2009 at 6:19 am

    I will definitely be trying these this week (no children to feed so I will have to eat them myself) – thank you for sharing this.

    Your pictures are great, nice focus, depth of field and repeating patterns.

  4. Mangochildon 16 Jun 2009 at 8:20 am

    Gingerbread biscuits for adults too I think :-) I want to try this… I”d have to sub for the egg, but I’ve done it often for other biscuit/cookie recipes and it was fine. Thanks for sharing.

  5. mtpon 16 Jun 2009 at 10:33 am

    If you want to make them for adults you can try adding about 75g more sugar and replacing the honey with Golden Syrup. That should bring the sweetness level up a bit.

  6. mtpon 16 Jun 2009 at 10:37 am

    Unless you’re dieting in which case they are perfect!

  7. Debbieon 16 Jun 2009 at 11:03 am

    Never mind the babies, I’m going to make some for ME!

  8. kiddies kitchenon 19 Jun 2009 at 7:20 am

    These look great but if you don’t have time or the inclination why not buy the organix biscuits mentioned in the post at kiddies kitchen and get them delivered to your door. So much easier than schlepping around the supermarket with kids in tow!

  9. mtpon 19 Jun 2009 at 10:04 am

    Hi Kiddies,

    Do you do free shipping. I’d definitely use your service if you did.

    btw. I think there’s a dot missing in your link.

  10. joon 23 Jul 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I see a few things I might do to this recipe. But Thank you, yes. I think this is a great idea.

  11. Natalie Woodon 22 Nov 2009 at 10:50 pm

    i made these for my little girls first birthday, because i was too nervous adding honey in yet i just left it out and it still tasted lovely, my little girl also agrees. thank you for the great recipe

  12. Helen Ton 23 Aug 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Had most of my toddler group round for coffee and cake last week and made these for the children – they disapeared very quickly – all of them going back for 2nd helpings! Everyone was very impressed I had made special biscuits for the children as well as some for the mums! Thanks for the lovely recipe.

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  14. Garden Lightson 02 Jun 2011 at 12:46 pm

    That’s a very good recipe. I hope my boy would love that. the funny part is many of us would forgot this is actually for babies. Good Post.

  15. RattanFurnitureon 06 Jun 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Interesting post surely will give it a try on a weekend. Keep Posting. Great Blog love tinyplot.

  16. Louise Birkson 03 Nov 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Am I the only one who has noticed that using honey for babies is a definite no no. Recipe looks good but definitely not with honey