Ginger biscuits, ginger nuts, ginger snaps are a globally popular biscuit based snack food, flavored with ginger. These hard twice-baked biscuits are flavored with powdered ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. They typically measure 5 cm in diameter.
Scandinavian ginger nuts, also called ginger bread or 'brunkage' in Danish (literally, brown biscuits), pepparkakor in Swedish, piparkakut in Finnish, piparkoogid in Estonian and pepperkaker in Norwegian (literally, pepper cookies), are rolled quite thin (often under 3 mm (1/8-inch) thick), and cut into shapes; they are smooth and are usually much thinner and hence crisper (and in some cases, more strongly flavored) than most global varieties. Cloves, cinnamon and cardamom are important ingredients of these, and the actual ginger taste is not prominent. Allspice was used formerly to season ginger biscuits, but cloves replaced it later.
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Ginger biscuits, en.wikipedia.org
Ginger Snaps, www.foodfromfinland.com
Finnish Gingersnaps (Suomalaiset Piparkakut), www.upyourflavor.com