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Fresh Ginger Cookies


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp bi-carb / baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 125 g 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.