- Dish type
- Biscuits and cookies
- Ginger biscuits
This ginger cookie recipe is a classic. The black pepper may seem odd, but really gives these cookies a flavour kick! This recipe makes a large batch, so is great for cake sales or Christmastime.
10 people made this
- 750g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 225g unsalted butter, softened
- 220g dark brown soft sugar
- 2 eggs
- 325g black treacle
MethodPrep:45min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr55min
- Sift together the flour, bicarb, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper; set aside. In a large bowl, or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the treacle. Gradually mix in the sifted ingredients. Divide the dough into thirds and wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 3mm thickness. Cut into desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Place cookies 3cm apart onto baking trays.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are crisp but not dark. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(11)
Reviews in English (9)
by Sue A.
Truly easy. I roll the dough out in powdered sugar. Once I ran short of molasses and made it up with honey, it worked fine! A simple glaze of powdered sugar, corn syrup, water and vanilla makes a good icing for these and dries shiny and hard. Lemon extract would be good too.-12 Dec 2009
easy to make and taste good (one important ingredient is cinnamon powder...it enriches the aroma of the cookies)I think it is a bit too sweet, suggest to reduce the amount of sugar.-08 Aug 2006