Grantham or White Gingerbread Biscuits

Makes about 50-60
450g (1lb) Plain Flour
450g (1lb) Caster Sugar
225g (8oz) Butter
1 Egg, beaten
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
½ tsp Ground Ginger

1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C: 300°F: Gas 2.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, gradually adding the sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
3. Beat the egg and stir into the mixture.
4. Gradually fold in the sieved the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and ground ginger to the mixture.
5. Form into small balls and flatten each on to ungreased baking sheets.
6. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.