Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

 

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

Upload of recipe 2 which resembles traditional ginger cookies well like Malaysian and Singaporean older generations. I have also topped with ginger serunding or shredded ginger for the purpose of Chinese New Year cookies.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

INTRODUCTION

I remembered when my wife was pregnant, I used to prepare ginger biscuits to ease her morning sickness..  All this while, ginger was believed to help in preventing or easing nausea during pregnancy..

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

I love ginger and anything cooked with ginger will capture my heart.. I have a packet of ginger powder sitting on my shelf and I swore that I did not where it came from and I never enquire from my wife either… It is a very big packet and I posted in my Instagram account that I am still thinking what to do with this big pack of ginger powder.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

Soon when I posted in my Instagram account, I stumbled across a recipe by www.Lovebakesgoodcakes.com .. She was sharing some Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies recipes and immediately it captured my attention. One hour later, I was preparing the gingersnap cookies and I should say, I loved the cookies very much…

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

Apparently, many elder Facebook members including my mother in law knew about this old school of cookies.. Some expressed that they missed the cookies and what shocked me was that my mother in law who seldom baked told me that for gingersnap cookies, baking soda is required as opposed to baking powder.. Until the time of issuing the post, I am still unsure why baking soda is required and I seriously believed it was because of the use of molasses in the cookies to neutralize the acidity of the molasses… I hope I am not wrong but I think chances are great.. haha.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

There are many mistakes in this batch of cookies.. I was dishing half way when the oven bell rang, after finishing the my dishing, my cookies were burnt.. One tray of the cookies have to be thrown away..ha-ha. Attribute to this, i really do not have the mood to take nice images and it rained cats and dogs that afternoon… The lighting was poor and I did not do justice via picture for these delicious cookies.. Hope readers can excuse me for that..

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Recipe adapted from: Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies

Servings : About 25-30 cookies

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

  • 250 grams (2 cups) of plain flour
  • 170 grams (3/4 cup) of shortening ( I used margarine)
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) of castor sugar
  • 85 grams (1/4 cup) of dark molasses
  • 1-2 tablespoons of ground ginger  (I used ginger powder)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)

Since the original recipe is in cups, it is advisable readers to use cups instead of grams.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

Recipe 2 

  • 250 grams of butter, at room temperature
  • 400 grams of plain flour 
  • 135 grams of dark brown sugar  or white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder 
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh grounded ginger paste 

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)


STEPS OF PREPARATION

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

  • In a bowl, put the plain flour, baking soda, cinnamon powder, salt and ginger powder. Stir well and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the dark molasses gradually.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

  • Sift the flour mixture to the batter and use a spatula to stir until well mixed. Pinch a dough of about 10 grams, shape it into a ball, use hand to lightly flattened it. Transfer to baking tray and leave adequate rooms for expansion. Use a fork or other cookies to create your desired pattern. Bake in the pre-heated oven of 175 degree Celsius for about 10 minutes. Leave the cookies in the baking tray for about 3-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack for cooling. Once cooled, store in an air tight container.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

  • For recipe, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour, add the minced ginger. Stir until it become a pliable dough. Mould the cookies into desired shape. Egg washing and bake in the pre-heated oven of 180 degree Celsius for 12-15 minutes.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)


CONCLUSION

Not a difficult recipe and I especially like the crispiness of this cookie.  I would like to than Jamie for imparting her recipe to us and do give it a try.

Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

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Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

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Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)


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Old Fashion Ginger Cookies (古早味姜香饼干)

  1. Thank you for sharing all the simple and yet nice recipes, enjoy a lot of the “back home” food as I live in Vancouver/Canada.
    Keep up the good work to share with the community.
    Thanks again!

    Scarlett
    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Is Nice reading your blog! Can I know if I substitue margarine with butter in this cookies? Thought of making this today for Christmas! Tq

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