Ginger Crunch Cookies

Ginger crunch cookiesThese are really very, very good. I’ve made them as a gift for a friend of mine who will hopefully have a new baby by this time next week. She needs all the comfort food she can get just now – the last weeks of pregnancy are such a slog! I’ve eaten one of these cookies, just to make sure they tasted good, then have had to spend the rest of the day trying not to eat any more…

There’s no reason why you couldn’t make these into Cherry Crunch Cookies by adding chopped dried cherries and a little vanilla instead of the ginger… If you try a change of ingredients, let me know how you get on.

Ingredients

50g plain wholemeal flour
75g rolled oats
1/2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
50g crystallized ginger, chopped very finely
1/2 tsp ground ginger
50g caster sugar
50g butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp milk

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 150C (140C for fan oven), Gas  Mark 2, 300F.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with baking parchment or grease them lightly.
  • Measure the flour, bicarbonate of soda, crystallized ginger, ground ginger and rolled oats into a mixing bowl.
  • Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together very gently in a small pan.
  • Mix the melted butter & syrup and the milk into the dry ingredients.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 5 minutes or so it firms up a bit.
  • Take heaped teaspoons of the mix and roll into balls. Put on your baking sheets spaced WELL apart – these biscuits really spread. Flatten the top of each biscuit with your hand or a fork.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (check after 12 if you are using a fan oven), or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on the baking trays for a few minutes (they’ll fall apart if you move them straight away!), then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Hope you enjoy these.. I haven’t made them before, so I’m not sure how long they’ll keep for, but I’m sure they would be good for 2-3 days in an air-tight box.

9 thoughts on “Ginger Crunch Cookies

  1. Hi Ali, This is just what I like – a quick and easy recipe for yummy cookies. Sadly, I didn’t get around to making the Apple Ginger you featured last year before the apples ran out but I can now use the crystallised ginger for these beauties!
    Btw – I’ve received my lovely old thread from Rag Rescue and will show it in my next post with links to you and RR.
    Teresa x

    1. Hope you enjoy the biscuits Teresa. And glad to hear about the thread arriving – am just waiting for an order to come from Cotton Patch so that I can start handquilting my patchwork… *shiver*!!

  2. Hi both, thank you for popping into my blog today. You are right – RSR is just too gorgeous in the flesh! Just popped in to see your blog which is new to me although clearly you know of my real life mate Mandy who lives in my village and owns Simply Solids, the online fabric shop. Your blog is fabulous – a sort of best of the best of UK everything craft as far as I can see and the UK fabric shop news is a great idea – I will be adding you to my sidebar. Whereabouts in Staffordshire are you? Mandy and I are just over the border in Derbyshire, near Ashbourne. Are you quilters / crafters / other?! I am solely a quilter. Good to “meet” you!

    1. Hi Lynne, lovely to meet you… It’s just me that does the fabric stuff – sewing in general really, and crochet too – am just starting out with quilting. My DH (Sandy) does brewing, (some) baking, and digging up stuff in the garden… I do indeed know Mandy (altho’ only virtually!) and don’t know why I’ve only just found your blog…. which is a great read.. I would be so delighted if you could add me to your sidebar… I will do the same for you of course.

      We are near to Stoke.. so not so far away!

  3. These look so tasty! Coincidentally, I’m making triple ginger cookies this evening for a friend who loves ginger. I’ll have to try your recipe next…

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