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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Quick ginger bread cookies ( with no molasses)

Ginger Cookies are aptly named, as they are both ginger colored and ginger flavored. When you bite into one you will find the texture soft and chewy with a flavor that is crispy and spicy. The combination of  jaggery  with  ground ginger makes eating one just about impossible.  These cookies are perfect  for winter .. enjoy these cookies with a hot coffee or tea... Merry christmas to all !!!


150 ml olive oil
150 gms jaggery
4 tbsp hot boiling water
6 tbsp hot milk
300 gms all purpose flour ( 150g maida + 150g  whole wheat flour)
2 tbsp cornflour
2 t/s baking powder
1 inch fresh ginger juice
3 tbsp ground ginger powder
1 t/s salt
4 tbsp cranberry juice / 2 tbsp yogurt


  • Preheat oven at 160°C ten mins before baking. Grease the tray Or pan with oil.
  • Firstly grate ginger and squeeze the pulp. Extract the juice and keep aside.
  • Sift all dry ingredients (flour, cornflour, ground ginger, salt and baking powder).
  • Take a microwave safe bowl and combine milk, olive oil, water and grated jaggery. Microwave for 2 mins on high power. Mix all well until all blend well.
  • Make a small well into dry ingredients. Slowly add warm jaggery mixture. Also add cranberry juice. Mix all nicely kneading into a dough. Finally add ginger juice. If the dough is too sticky add little water and oil.
  • Keep this dough into freezer for 15 mins. Remove the dough from the fridge. Form the dough into balls.
  • Flatten these balls with your hand. You can even create various patterns on the cookies eg . you can prick the cookies with fork or make some lines using fork .  Roll them and cut them using a cookie cutter.
  • Place these balls into greased pan. Bake at 160°C for 10-12 mins. Kindly don't over bake them. When you remove the cookies. Initially it would be soft but later it will firm up once cools down. Keep them in airtight container.
  • Your Ginger Cookies is ready..
  • You can even frost these cookies using some royal icing or cake frosting.. I frosted the cookies using cake frosting .

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