Easy & Yummy Ginger Cookie Recipe

We’re all in our homes these days, meaning we have the perfect opportunity to start baking. I was looking through the fridge and found a tiny bit of stem ginger, left over from a curry the previous night. It got me thinking, what could I make with this? Out of my little-to-none baking experience I invented a perfect ginger cookie recipe. Trust me, they are delicious. If any of you want to try this out, please share your photos with me on Instagram!


  • 100g margarine 
  • 75g brown sugar (I used demerara because that’s all we had in the cupboard
  • 1tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 250g self-raising flour (plus extra for forming into a dough)
  • 1tbsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 beaten egg yolk


    Over a low heat in a large saucepan, combine the margarine, sugar, grated ginger and golden syrup. Once melted, leave to cool. 

  • Mix ground ginger, baking powder and flour in a large bowl.

  • In three stages, combine the cooled sugar mixture and beaten egg yolk to the flour and make a dough. You will probably need to add more flour while kneading to reduce the stickiness.

  • Line two medium baking trays with parchment paper. 

Ft. previously used baking paper

  • Roll the dough into 20g balls and place on the trays, leaving space for spreading. 

  • In an oven preheated to 190C/170C fan/gas 5, bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Do not make the mistake I did and forgot to press start on the timer! This batch were a little overdone, but they still taste really good. Leave to cool on the trays for a little bit and they taste delicious while warm!

Thank you so much for reading, whether you baked these or not. I really appreciate your comments and kind words in this difficult time! Hope you’re all well.

What’s your favourite thing to bake? What’s your favourite flavour of cookie/biscuit?

erin x



27 thoughts on “Easy & Yummy Ginger Cookie Recipe

  1. Definitely gonna try out this recipe!! My favourite is definitely ginger biscuits because my grandad used to bake them with me when I was little so it brings back so many happy memories xxx

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    • Tell me if you enjoy them! Thank you for sharing your comment, it really warms my heart. Food strangely has many memories attached to it, and home-baking especially. Do take care of yourself x


    • Thank you so much! I wish I could share them through the Internet, sadly not a feature we’ve cracked yet aha *sending virtual cookies*
      Triple chocolate cookies are a dream! I miss them, since giving up chocolate for Lent. It’ll be one of the first things I bake post Easter though. What recipe do you use? x

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      • Omg if only that was a thing, i want some of those cookies!! Wow you have much better willpower than me, i dont think i could do that! I use Tanya Burr’s triple chocolate cookie recipe and it never fails to impress me (the recipe is on my blog if you wanted to check it out! cheeky little self promo lol) xxx

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      • I did slip up a few times, though there’s only 3 days left now! Of course, I’ll check out the recipe. Only problem is that we don’t have any chocolate to make it with, and flour is hard to come by as well. But I’ll make my best efforts 🙂

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  2. I think nothing beats the cinnamon buns I made a while ago. Oh & a lazycake-icecream-cheesecake invention xD
    My fave flavour would be chocolate, simply. Any kind of chocolate but white. What about you??

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  3. ah, even though I’m home, I’m been super busy and my mother is always in the kitchen, and I’d honestly prefer to be alone, so I’m still waiting for the perfect opportunity. I already have some ideas on my mind! The cookies look great 💖💖

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