Chocolate Chip Gingernuts

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Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comI wanted to eat some crunchy homemade gingernut cookies or biscuits, whatever you call them, but I also wanted chocolate at the same time. So I decided to mix the two and have my flavours in one bite. They tasted really good. Trust me. We crunched them over a one week period and now I’m planning to do it all over again. Have a wonderful weekend!

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients
  • 300g (10 ½ oz, 2 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 220g (1 cup firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 125g chilled unsalted butter, chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 60ml (¼ cup, 2 fl oz) boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comPlease always assemble all ingredients before you start

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comPreheat oven to 180C (360F). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger and mixed spice into a large bowl.

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comStir in the sugar,

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comAdd the butter and rub in

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comuntil the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comMake a well in the centre.Combine water and golden syrup and stir well. Add to the well and use a flat bladed knife to mix to a soft dough.

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comRoll round tablespoons of the mixture into a balls

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comand place on the baking sheet, leaving space between each ball.

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comFlatten the balls slightly

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comand arrange chocolate chips on the cookies..

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.comBake 15 minutes, swapping trays halfway through baking or until golden. Set aside for 10 minutes and then transfer onto cooling rack.

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.com

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.com

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts myfavouritepastime.com

Chocolate Chip Gingernuts

Preparation time: 40 minutes;  Baking time: 15 minutes,  Makes: 41 small 30 big

Ingredients

  • 300g (10 ½ oz, 2 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 220g (1 cup firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 125g chilled unsalted butter, chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 60ml (¼ cup, 2 fl oz) boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (360F). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger and mixed spice into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Combine water and golden syrup and stir well. Add to the well and use a flat bladed knife to mix to a soft dough.
  4. Roll round tablespoons of the mixture into a balls and place on the baking sheet, leaving space between each ball. Flatten the balls slightly and arrange chocolate chips on the cookies.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, swapping trays halfway through baking or until golden. Set aside for 10 minutes and then transfer onto cooling rack.\
  6. Cup measures based on American cup of 240ml (125g flour), Australian cup is 150ml (150g flour).

Points to Note

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cookies in a convection oven at 350ºF (175ºC) for 15 minutes.
  2. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

22 thoughts

  1. Hmm..ginger and chocolate. Interesting combination of flavor Liz. Seeing the pumpkin pie spice as one of the ingredients, I’m sure they’re delicious. The cookies are gorgeous.

  2. I have to be honest and say I have not heard of these before. Ginger cookies and gingerbread but this sounds interesting! When I bake Ginger cookies now I always chop up some candied ginger to add to the recipe. I wonder if that could be used in place of the chocolate chips? Should I admit this…..I am not a chocolate fan. I know, weird! I’ve just come in from puttering in my yard and garden and although it’s still cold outside, the sun was shining and it felt like spring. I saw a robin!

    1. I love snappy ginger nuts but I was craving chocolate so I said why not just have them together. My kids really loved them and yes you can add the chopped, candied ginger instead. I know a lot of people who don’t like chocolate so you’re not alone!
      I haven’t heard any birds yet. We even had some left over flurries today. So weird. Have a great week!
      Liz

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