These fresh ginger cookies taste delicious, which means I am making a double batch every time I make them. Even then they don’t last long. They are also very easy to make, our kidss love doing it on their own.
It is interesting to note that Arnott’s, who make the gingernut biscuits here in Australia, make four different types of the same biscuit. You can read more about it here.
We like the taste of ginger in our biscuits, so I do add a little more than the recipe below, but I recommend you try the recipe first and adjust as needed. Instead of using fresh ginger, you could use ground ginger.
- 2 cups plain flour
- ½ tsp bi-carb / baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp finely, grated fresh ginger
- 125g butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp golden syrup
- extra sugar
- Sift the flour and bi-carb soda in to a large bowl.
- Rub in the butter.
- Mix through sugar.
- Beat the egg and the golden syrup together in a separate bowl, then add to the mixture.
- Using your hands, work into a firm dough.
- Roll into balls and place on greased tray about 5 cm apart.
- Press down with a fork.
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes.
- Cool on tray for a few minutes, before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
- If you want, you could roll the whole biscuit in sugar.
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