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Chewy triple-ginger cookies

As much as we love the spiciness of a classic ginger snap, this chewy version ticks all the boxes. It's a triple-ginger whammy, with ground ginger, fresh ginger and candied ginger, while dark muscovado sugar adds a molasses undertone. For best results, buy a packet of ground ginger fresh for this recipe.

You'll need

160 gm softened butter 110 gm each dark muscovado sugar (see note) and raw caster sugar 60 gm honey 1 egg 330 gm plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1½ tbsp ground ginger ½ tsp each ground cinnamon and ground cloves 40 gm fresh ginger, finely grated 40 gm candied ginger, finely diced For coating: demerara sugar


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Beat butter, sugars and honey in an electric mixer until fluffy and pale (3-4 minutes). Scrape down sides of bowl, beat in egg, then sieve over dry ingredients and stir to combine. Squeeze as much juice as possible from fresh ginger into the dough (discard solids), add candied ginger and a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
  • 02
  • Roll heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls, flatten slightly, then coat in demerara sugar. Place on oven trays lined with baking paper, leaving 5cm between each to allow for spread. Bake, swapping trays halfway to cook evenly, until dark golden around the edges (10-12 minutes). Cool on trays, then store in an airtight container until required. Cookies will keep for 5 days.

Note Dark muscovado sugar is an unrefined cane sugar with a molasses flavour and sticky texture. It's available from select delicatessens and supermarkets, or substitute dark brown sugar.

At A Glance

  • Serves 18 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 18 people

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Aug 2014

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