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Vegan ginger nut

This British ginger cookie is called a ginger nut. I always put a pack (or two!) in my suitcase when I visit the UK. I just love the golden color and the cracked top! That firm but brittle bite and spicy ginger flavor makes you want to just keep on eating. Another British favorite, Golden Syrup, helps to give this cookie its distinct taste. I was very happy to find out that a ginger nut cookie is actually amazingly easy to bake!

Vegan ginger nut

for ± 12 cookies

100 g / 1 scant cup flour
1 tsp baking powder (± 4 g)
1 tsp baking soda (± 6 g)
1 heaped tsp of ginger powder (± 7 g)
40 g /2 ½ tbsp caster sugar
50 g / ¼ cup vegan butter
a few drops of roasted sesame oil (or use coconut oil with a few drops of sesame oil)
50 g / 2 tbsp Golden Syrup (or use honey)

Preheat the oven to 180 °C / 360 °F . In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, a pinch of salt and the sugar. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until a crumbly mixture is formed. Or use a food processor and pulse until a crumbly mixture.

Mix in the Golden Syrup and quickly knead into a dough. Form 12 balls and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Keep good space between the balls, because they spread. Bake the cookies for 10-15 mins. At ± 10 minutes the center of the cookie will still be a bit chewy. The whole ginger nut will be crispy at ± 15 mins.

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