Ginger Nuts from England

    16 mins

    Simple dough of atta, butter, ginger, cloves and cinnamon baked for 5 mins. These are so easy to make, but still very tasty, especially if you dunk them in your tea!

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    Serves: 36 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 150g butter
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
    2. Cream sugar, egg, salt and butter together. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices. Mix well. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and roll the balls in sugar.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (117)


    These were great! After reading the other reviews, I used softened butter instead of shortening, and used a small cookie scoop to shape them. I also rolled them in raw sugar - larger crystals with a beautiful golden color. Took them to a gathering and got rave reviews. They looked store-bought, but tasted just right, crisp without being hard and crunchy! I did have to bake them about 12 minutes on my stones.  -  14 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were very good. The only thing that I would do differently next time is to cut back on the shortening. 3/4 C seemed to make the cookies taste a bit greasy. Perhaps 1/2 C may work.  -  17 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy! I followed the instructions to make the shortening equal to butter (added 4 tbs. water) and doubled the ginger. It rolled perfectly without sticking to my hands. I wasn't sure if I'd have enough left to make cookies as I couldn't stop pinching the dough! Will definitely be making again!  -  27 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)