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5 from 2 votes

Ginger Crackle Cookies

Delicious chewy cookies with all the warming festive spices, perfect for gifting
Course Baking
Cuisine British
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 27 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 176kcal


  • 215 g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 0.5 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 230 g caster sugar
  • 110 g unsalted butter
  • A small bowlful of icing sugar


  • Place the flour, spices baking powder and salt in a bowl, mix and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until it is light and fluffy. 
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Gradually beat in the flour and spice mixture until well combined.
  • Place the whole bowl in the fridge and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Using a dessertspoon, take spoonfuls of the cookie dough and then form them into small balls of approx 2 cm diameter by rolling them in your hands.
  • Roll each ball in the bowl of icing sugar until covered completely.
  • Space the balls out on the baking trays as they will spread as they cook. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. The cookies will harden as they cool.
  • Allow to cool, sprinkle with more icing sugar and enjoy.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.8mg