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Ginger cookies

CeciC's picture

Ginger cookies


  • 350g self-raising flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 102g golden caster sugar 
  • 4 tablespoon ground ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 80g golden syrup
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • pinch of black peper if u want  spicy cookies

Sift the flour into a mixing bowl with the salt, sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Put the butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan and heat very gently, stirring occaisionally, until the butter melts. Remove the pan from the heat, let it cool until just warm, then pour on to the dry ingredients. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Roll the dough into around 1/2" balls. Place the balls well apart on your prepared baking sheets then flatten slightly with your fingers.

Cook in a preheated oven at 170 c for 12 mins (crunchy Cookies, less for chewy texture). Remove from oven and transfer carefully to a wire rack to cool.


MontBaybaker's picture

Ceci, will have to try these soon.  This house loves any kind of ginger cookie, the spicier the better.  I recently bought golden syrup and treacle for the first time.  I've been watching The Great British Baking Show (and the Britis& Irish versions on YouTube), and enjoy learning about unfamiliar UK ingredients & recipes. 

Can I ask why self-raising flour seems much more common in UK recipes than in the US?  I have dozens of US cookbooks from the 1920's to recent (and have borrowed many from libraries over 3 decades).  S-R flour isn't used often, and even years ago I'd see maybe only brand and small size of it in our grocery stores.  Thanks!  

GeniusCooker's picture

Ow, they looks good! I can give you 1 even more recipe to "Ginger cookies for christmas" May be you would like :)
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GeniusCooker's picture

They are relly good!

mariawalker's picture

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