Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Faff Free Cooking with Jackie Johnson - Easy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

My motto has always been ‘never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking.

So, today’s treat is ….... Easy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Great for a mid afternoon pick-me-up!


125g butter or margarine                           
100g caster sugar
75g soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
150g plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
100g dark chocolate, chopped
3 ‘globes’ of preserved stem ginger in syrup, chopped


  1. Gently melt the butter or margarine in a small pan.

  2. Put both sugars in a mixing bowl and pour in the melted butter or margarine and beat well with a wooden spoon.

  3. Beat in the egg.

  4. Sift the flour and the baking powder into the bowl and stir in.
  1. Add the chopped dark chocolate and ginger. The mixture will be quite loose.

  2. Dot heaped dessert-spoonfuls of the mixture on to 2 baking sheets covered with baking parchment leaving a good 4cm between them as they spread out.

  3. Bake on a pre heated oven at 190C/Gas 5 for 10 mins until they are golden brown.

  4. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheets for a couple of mins to firm
    up and then cool on a wire rack.


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