Spelt and ginger cookies

FCEFF040-6765-41EC-A149-7BFD1421A64CI’m having a quick turn around with these delicious cookies! I made them yesterday, posted on my stories and my instagram feed, I’ve got an empty cookie jar and lots of people have asked for the recipe so I’m doing a quick post before I make another batch!

This all came about because I felt like a bit of baking but didn’t want to bake a cake and then I remembered seeing this recipe in Dan Lepard’s book Short & Sweet. I had all the ingredients in my larder so these were whipped up in mins and baked in another 7 … took a little longer for them to disappear and with the added bonus of filling my house with wonderful smells of ginger and golden syrup they go straight on my ( very long ) favourites list!! Because of the spelt flour they are lovely and chewy~delicious…

So no point in waffling lets get straight to it!

You will need: a saucepan, baking sheet and a wooden spoon!

Preheat oven: 200c / 180fan/ gas 6

Makes about 35 ( I didn’t count mine but I don’t think I had 35 )


  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 50g stem ginger, drained and chopped into pea sized chunks
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g light soft brown sugar 
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 150g spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Warm the butter, golden syrup and stem ginger in a saucepan until the butter has melted.

Then remove the saucepan from the heat, beat in the two sugars and the egg yolk, followed by the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate. Stir to a smooth soft dough.


Line a baking sheet with non stick paper then place teaspoon-sized balls (15g) on it, spaced 6-8cms apart as they spread as they bake. 


Bake in batches, they take 7-8 minutes until they puff up with a golden tinge at the edges. Like macaroons.


Remove from the oven and let them sink back down, and cool off enough to lift off the tray with a spatula without breaking.

Leave to cool on a wire rack while you bake the remaining mixture.


That’s it simple!!!

I haven’t tweaked the recipe they worked perfectly. If you love home baking this book is definitely worth having, it’s full of fabulous recipes and tips!


Happy cookie baking.



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