Grantham Gingerbreads with Lemon Zest

lynne cox


This is a slight veriation on the orignal Grantham Gingerbread, which i find gives it a pleasant change. Im also in the process of trying to adapt the recipe using Sweet and Low, and low fat Butter, i dont know how these will work aa they are in the oven as we speak :)

I tried the Sweet and Low with low fat marg and didnt really like the results, however i then made a batch using Muscavado sugar and they were really nice, sort of crunchy and chewy :)


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Roughly 30 large biscuits, but this does Depend how hungry you are!!
1 Hr 10 Min
40 Min


  • 1/4 lb
    butter or marg
  • 1/4 lb
    caster sugar
  • 1/4 lb
    self raising flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 large
  • 1
    grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon

How to Make Grantham Gingerbreads with Lemon Zest


  1. Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, gradually add the beaten egg and zest from one lemon. mix well.
  2. Sift the flour and ginger together and add gradually to the Sugar, Butter, Lemon Zest and Egg mixture. This will form a stiff dough.
  3. Break off pieces about the size of a walnut and place on a greased baking sheet. leaving space between them as they will spread.
  4. When cooked in about 40-45 minutes put them on a wire rack to cool- Enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea!!

Printable Recipe Card

About Grantham Gingerbreads with Lemon Zest

Course/Dish: Cookies Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

12 Adorable Thanksgiving Treats

12 Adorable Thanksgiving Treats

Looking for a family-friendly kitchen activity? Or, do you just want to amp up the adorableness of your Thanksgiving desserts? From brownie bite and chocolate apple turkeys to acorn donut holes, try one of these Pinterest-perfect creative Thanksgiving treats. We think they’ll be a big hit at the dinner table. They’re almost too cute to […]

10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes

10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes

Sugar cookies are timeless and always a favorite. The ingredients are basic – butter, eggs, flour, vanilla, baking soda or powder, and, of course, sugar. Where they become special is adding spices and decorating with icing, colored sugar crystals, or even chocolate. Buttery and sweet, sugar cookies can be soft or cut out into shapes […]

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

We don’t care if you call it stuffing or dressing, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without this delicious holiday side dish. While we love mom’s classic recipe, we also can’t wait to try these twists and changes to the stuffing we’ve always known. These dressing recipes will have you coming back for seconds and even thirds!