Ginger Snap Cookies - sweet, spicy and old fashioned

Ginger Snap Cookies – Sweet, spicy and old-fashioned

Ginger snap cookies definitely brings back fond childhood memories. They are perfect to dunk in a cup of afternoon coffee or tea.

Ginger Snap Cookies - sweet, spicy and old fashioned

Bake these sweet and spicy ginger snap cookies in less than 30 minutes for a tasty teatime treat. These cookies are super easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

This is the type of recipe that gets passed on from generation to generation. It involves the traditional way of baking biscuits by first making a cookie dough, rolling it out and then shaping the cookies. There are other quicker ways to make these gingery bites but there is just something so special about making them the old-fashioned way. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can easily use a glass rim to cut out the cookie shapes.

Ginger snap cookies will definitely bring back fond childhood memories. Enjoy them with an afternoon coffee or tea. They are perfect to dunk in a hot beverage before eating them.

Ginger Snap Cookies

4 from 6 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 250 g flour

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • teaspoons ground ginger

  • 100 g butter, softened

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Add the flour, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl and mix together until crumbly. You can use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour mixture.
  • Add the soft brown sugar, golden syrup and egg, mix well using your hands until it forms a firm pastry.
  • Lightly dust a surface with flour. Roll the dough out on the floured surface to about 5mm thick. Cut out the cookies using a pastry or cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 7 minutes or until golden.

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