Christmas Ginger Cookies

So this recipe was one of the first baking recipes I made. One particular year, when I was too young to earn any money but insisted on making everyone’s gifts myself, my mother took out this recipe and helped me make these cookies as Christmas gifts. I didn’t make them into cool shapes though…haha! I made round balls and hence had normal cookie shaped ginger biscuits as my gifts.

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  1. 110g plain white flour
  2. pinch of salt
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. ground ginger
  5. 1/2 tsp. mixed spice
  6. 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  7. 50g Margarine (softened)
  8. 50g Sugar
  9. 3 tbsps. of syrup


  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder, ginger , mixed spice and bicarb into a large bowl
  • Rub in the margarine
  • Add sugar
  • Warm the syrup (I find 30 seconds in the microwave to be sufficient) and add to the other ingredients
  • Mix well
  • Roll into two balls
  • Dust a surface with flour, and roll one ball out flat. Use cookie cutters to make cool Christmas shapes.
  • Place the shapes on a greased baking tray
  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 5-10 minutes (until just going golden – the cookies should also rise slightly) with a tray of water at the bottom of the pre-heated oven. (Prevents the cookies from drying out)
  • Allow to cool & enjoy with a nice cuppa!

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P.S for preggy mamas with a bit of nausea ginger is meant to bring a small bit of relief. xx

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