South African Ginger Cookies

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 40mins




  • Mix the golden syrup (or corn syrup), butter, eggs, vinegar, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the sugar.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
  • Mix into the syrup-sugar mixture to make a dough or batter.
  • Cover and put in fridge for a few hours.
  • Heat oven to 200 deg C/400 deg F. Grease baking tins.
  • Roll the dough between your palms into little balls the size of walnuts. Place these balls with space between them on greased baking tins.
  • Press each cookie just slightly flatter with the tines of a fork.
  • Bake about 12 - 15 mins or until nicely browned, in centre of oven.
  • Cool slightly in the tins, then cool completely on wire racks.
  • Keep in airtight tins. About 15 doz cookies.