Recipe: How to make delicious ginger cookies

Recipe: How to make delicious ginger cookies

Ginger cookies are a massive hit in winter because ginger is known to help fight flu and colds.

Ginger cookies/ iStock
Ginger cookies/ iStock

Ginger cookies are delicious. 

They also contain great ingredients that are immune-boosting, such as ground ginger and cinnamon. 

The cookies are crunchy and coated with sugar. 

They have a soft texture and taste sweet and spicy. 

Learn how to make your own by following the recipe below. 

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125g butter or margarine

250ml golden syrup

875ml (500 g) all purpose flour

7ml bicarbonate of soda

3ml salt

15ml ground ginger

250ml (200 g) light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon (1 grams) ground cinnamon

1  extra-large egg, beaten

Extra light brown sugar for sprinkling


Melt butter and golden syrup together in a small pot. Remove from heat and leave to cool slightly.

Add beaten egg and vanilla extract to syrup mixture and mix well.

Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, ground cinnamon and ginger together. Add sugar and mix. 

Add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Mix and knead well. 

Roll mixture into heaped teaspoon-size and make balls. Cover with the extra sugar.

Place onto greased baking trays, leaving enough space for spreading. 

Press down lightly.

Bake in a preheated oven at 160 °C for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how brown you want them to be. 

Leave to cool down. 

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Image courtesy of iStock/ @Mariha-kitchen

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