Ginger Cookies (ginger Nuts)

"These crisp, dome shaped cookies have been a favourite in my home for years. They were first made as a dad-pleaser and have since become husband-and-son-pleasers, too! This recipe can be halved with success."
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat eggs and syrup together.
  • Beat in butter.
  • Sift in dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Scoop out tablespoonsful of dough and coat in sugar.
  • Bake for 13 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Nadine S.
    Good afternoon. Please help me. Your ginger cookies recipe calls for 4 (250ML) flour. Does this mean I need to use 1000ml flour or just 250ml flour< Kind Regards Nadine


  1. French Tart
    Brilliant Bokkie! I LOVE Ginger Nuts, and these hit the spot today!! I halved the recipe, and got a baker's dozen out of the mixture, 13. I also popped a little Lyles black treacle in with the golden syrup. Made for my ingredient, ginger, in the Photo's Forum March topic, and very much enjoyed! FT:-)


I was born and raised in South Africa but now live in Delaware USA. Since I can remember I have been cooking! My first real cooking experience was when I was 7. I came home from school one afternoon and felt like French toast. My elder brother was home with his friends and did not want to make it for me, so I got a pan out, put it on the stove, turned the stove on to high. After that I could not remember what to do, but I knew that French toast involved bread so I put the bread in the hot pan without grease and poured milk over it! Oy vey... My brother's friend asked me what I was trying to make and I told him. He laughed and told me I was making it wrong but he also taught me how to make French toast the right way. I came home every day after that and made French toast. I felt so confident with the little bit of knowledge I had acquired that I soon started experimenting with other things. Nothing was going to stop me! The first full meal I ever made for my family was boiled rice and oven roasted chicken pieces with a steamed vegetable medley. I was 8 years old and my mom was in hospital. My dad was struggling to hold down an intensely busy job, keep the family going and be with my mom, so I thought I would help him. I don't think he believed that I had done it on my own. I remember telling him that I read in a cookery book how to make a roast chicken but I did not know what "a" rosemary was so I just put the chicken in the dish without it. Decades later with a myriad tried and tested recipes behind me - flops and failures included - I know my way around any food item and kitchen utensil, much to my family's delight!
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