Gingernut Cookies

Nice, spicy and sweet gingernuts! These can be both chewy or hard, depending on the baking time.

300 g flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1½ tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

115 g butter

225 g sugar

1 egg, beaten

60 ml cane syrup (or treacle or dark syrup)


100 g sugar for rolling


Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and syrup, and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix to form a soft dough. Shape the dough into 2 cm diameter balls, roll the balls in sugar and place on a baking sheet. Press the dough down slightly, and bake at 175 degrees for 12 minutes or so (depending on the oven) untill golden. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

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