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Ginger cookies ~ 姜奇曲

My mum is a big fan of ginger cookies. When ever i go to Brunei i will grab a pack or two for her. She love the crunchy  bite and the hint of spice in this cookies. This time she complain that the last packs of ginger cookies i bought for her was not as nice as before. I never thought of making my own ginger cookies but  for my mum to enjoy a nice cookies and for Little Thumb Up i got to make my own Ginger cookies.

I found this ginger cookies recipe from one of the recipe book hibernating on the book shelf from last winter..:p After reading the ingredients and method, i start right away since i have all the ingredients in my pantry. Everything goes pretty smooth. No mixer needed only mixed and roll with bare hands. 

When it comes to baking the cookies, i baked following the recipe. That is 200C for 10 minutes BUT the cookies comes out lightly brown, crunchy side BUT BUT chewy center. I was wondering is this cookies meant to be like this???? No no no, i remember those store bought ginger cookies was crunchy not like what i have now. I quickly seek for help...:D
Zoe came for the rescue..(i actually watsapp her to ask whether i have under-bake my cookies)
She suggested that i re-bake the cookies a little bit longer.Which later i did, i baked for another 10 minutes at 180C. This time the ginger cookies is super crunchy.

Guess what my mum says???
Nice ginger cookies!! I love the taste BUT if it is a little bit more ginger this will be prefect.
Did you bake this??.... Bake more ,,,,LOL

妈喜欢那姜饼的香气和脆脆的口感. (吃起来, 感觉像是核桃酥的口感只是味道不同)
第一次做这种姜饼. 以前做的是圣诞绘画姜饼. 两者很不一样哦!!

香香脆脆的姜香饼  ^_^

Simple and wonderful ginger cookies :D

 pic A
1) Rub the butter into the dry ingredients ..looks like bread crumbs
2) Add in water and golden syrup.
3) Mixed and mixed..Just mix and roll, do not knead,
4) Form into a dough. 

Divide into walnut-sized pieces and press with your thumb in the middle to flatten it. Arrange on a prepared baking tray.

Even my youngest love this ginger cookies. He would ask for a piece whenever he saw the cookies jar :D

Ginger Cookies
Recipe source, from a book: Best Ever Recipes Cookies by Phoebe Gibb
Makes 30-40 cookies

220 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger  ( I used McCormick)
1cm fresh ginger, grated ( I added)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda ( I omit this)
100 g butter (I used unsalted)
100 g castor sugar (I used 70g)
2 tblsp golden syrup
1 tsp water 

To Do:
  • Preheat oven at 200C (400F) Lined 2 baking sheets with grease proof paper. In a large mixing bowl sift in flour, ginger, bicarbonate of soda ( I am not using) and baking powder.
  • Using your fingertips, rub in the butter. Add in sugar, grated ginger (if you are adding) and stir well. Finally add in golden syrup and water.
  • Mixed and roll mixture into a dough. Divide into walnut-sized pieces. Place onto the prepared baking tray and press your thumb into the middle to flatten each one. Bake for 10 minutes. (I found that after baking for 10 minutes my cookies is still soft in the middle so I bake again at 180C for another 10 minutes.) 
  • Transfer them to the wire rack to cool. Keep them in an air tight container. It can be keep for a week. ( Mine was gone in 3 days :p)

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me, my little favourite DIY , hosted by Alvin from Chef and Sommelier, at this post.


The Little Thumbs Up event starts on first Tuesday of the month until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is GINGER for July 2013 and link with us at this post anytime until 31th July 2013. Don't forget your thumbs up or display this badge! And please make sure that:
(1) Your post must be a current post preferably within July 2013 . 
(2) Please mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY or/and Alvin from Chef and Sommelier. For more details, please see this.

What after July 2013? Yen from Eat your heart out will be the next host of AUGUST 2013 and her theme is EGGOnly for Yen's event, she is starting hers on 1st August 2013 so that we can link with her 6 days earlier - Please note!

All the upcoming ingredient themes and hosts for the forthcoming months are listed at "Little Thumbs Up" side bar of my blog and hope that you can join in the fun of this event.

参与的方法非常简单,您只需烹饪或烘焙一道当月主持人的主题材料就可以了. 7月的主持是Chef and Sommelier 的Alvin和他的主材'姜'.  请把恁的贴子联线到这里贴子上

1. 您的贴子必需是最近的作品噢! 比如是2月或3月的.

2. 也请在您的贴子里附上'小拇子说好'的标签后再连您的贴子到
Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) 和 我 (my little favourite DIY)/ 和Chef of Sommelier

接下来的八月是Yen (Eat Your Heart Out)主持, 活动的主题是'蛋' 
这八月蛮特别, Yen 要本月(8月)的活动从8月1号驱动. 好让人人有提早6天的参与活动.   欢迎大家热烈参与!!  接下来的'小拇子说好' 的活动流程大家可以在mui的部落格的右手边预告将可看到.

This post is also also linked to Cook-Your-Books #2 organised by my friend, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours.



  1. Oh, got to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Mui Mui,I love the ginger cookies from 荣华 HKG and I've been looking for a good ginger cookies for a long time. Your cookies sound so good and I'm going to try it today. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Hi Doreen,

    I laughed after seeing this, "Zoe came for the rescue"... Very funny seeing the way you wrote sounds like I'm the superhero or something - LOL!

    I think the texture of gingerbread or cookies can be very subjective to individual preference. Ironically, my colleague always under-bake her ginger cookies as she prefer them being soft. But, your mum likes the munch-munch kind :D


  4. These ginger cookies sound really delicious!

  5. Hello, MIA for so long liao, miss you liao, hahaha! Seeing your ginger cookies have made me think of x'mas too!

  6. Hi Mui Mui, your ginger cookies look very addictive. Very well bake and it sure look good. This one.... hard to stop munching. :))

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love anything gingery.
    Have a nice day.

  7. Mui Mui~~

  8. Ginger cookies, looks good, this is ginger lover's favourite!!

  9. mui mui, I must try your ginger cookies! Then next time when I want to make the ginger cheesecake, I can use my own cookies :)

  10. Hi Doreen,
    Lovely ginger cookies! I like ginger cookies, but not my kids! Better still, I can have the whole jar to myself! Haha! And I prefer crispy cookies too!
    Thank you for sharing with CYB!

  11. Hi Doreen, I've been wanting to bake ginger cookies for so long coz I love it! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe ! Bookmarking again liao! hehehehe ;)

  12. I love ginger cookies too, use to munch on these a lot!

  13. Nice cookies, Mui! The same recipe can be made into gingerbread man?

  14. Hi Doreen, love this with a cup of hot tea :)

  15. I like my cookies to be crunchy too, if they are soft, my sons would say already "masuk angin" :P These looks delicious!

  16. Oh I just love ginger cookies ! One of the first cookies that I baked were this flavor and never thought that I would love ginger in sweet goodies :D

  17. When Christmas, always feel like want to eat ginger cookies.


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