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Simple Ginger Cookies

I wanted a biscuit, so I made some and it was just over half an hour from start to finish (plus cooling time). I took the simplest recipe I could find from the BBC Good Food website and off I went. You can find the original here.


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven at 170C (375F) 
  2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until it is soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Sift the flour into the mixture and add the ginger. Bring the mixture together in a figure of eight until it forms a dough.
  4. Using your hands, make walnut sized balls and place them slightly apart from each other on a tray (You don’t need to grease or line a tray). Flatten the balls with the back of a fork and bake them in the oven for around 15 mins until they are golden brown and slightly firm on top.
  5. Place the cookies onto a cooling rack and leave them there for around 15 mins. Once cool serve.

    Yum yum yum

    Yum yum yum

So I had some cookies in under an hour and they’re really tasty. Very short and crumbly which is good. Once they’d cooled I put some icing sugar over the top which looked good and added a lot of sweetness.

In the future I will probably use one and a half teaspoons of ginger as it was a bit subtle for me. On the original recipe they suggest using cinnamon or mixed spice (or whatever you want) in place of the ginger – why not?


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