Stem ginger cookies

Stem ginger cookies


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About this recipe: Crystallised stem ginger gives these spice cookies extra zip!

J. Storm

Serves: 18 

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons treacle
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallised stem ginger
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 5 tablespoons demerara sugar for decoration
  • 5 tablespoons icing sugar for decoration

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 2 large baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg white and treacle; mix until fluffy. Stir in the crystallised stem ginger. Sift together the flour, bicarb, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger and cloves; stir into the egg mixture. When dough starts to come together, mix with your hands to form a smooth dough.
  3. Form dough into 2.5cm balls and roll in demerara sugar. Place balls on a baking tray 5cm apart, and press down with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, cookies should be golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely. Dip 1/2 of each cookie into icing sugar for decoration.

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Reviews (2)


Very easy to make, I used twice as much stem ginger as I like a good blast! You could also use the syrup from the stem ginger instead of the treacle. - 29 Oct 2012


Great stem ginger biscuits. Perfect amount of ginger for my taste! - 09 Apr 2012

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