Ginger Nuts: A recipe from New Zealand

The meat pie was going so easily, I decided to make some ginger nuts too. I’d had some while in New Zealand last fall. Had to sort of gnaw on them.

These were very similar! 🙂

This Blokes Who Bake recipe required a lot of conversion from the metric system, so I was grateful for The Metric Kitchen.

Here’s how the recipe came out:

1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
1 1/4 C sugar
1 egg
1 T golden syrup
2 C flour (The recipe called for a bit more so I rounded the second cup)
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsp ginger

It was pretty easy. The butter and sugar get creamed with egg.

Not having “golden syrup,” I mix 2 teaspoons of light corn syrup and 1 teaspoon of molasses.

The rest get blended together. The dough is then rolled into balls and put on a cookie sheet.

They baked at 350F for 25 minutes.

Out of the oven they were nice and soft. And within minutes, they’d hardened to a hearty crunch. Very nice with one of my remaining Elf Warmer Christmas Ales!

Marc A. Pitman

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