South African Ginger Cookies Recipe

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South African Ginger Cookies
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  • 500 ml golden syrup (2 cups corn syrup will do)
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 ml vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 8 cups flour , unsifted
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Mix the golden syrup (or corn syrup), butter, eggs, vinegar, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
  4. Mix into the syrup-sugar mixture to make a dough or batter.
  5. Cover and put in fridge for a few hours.
  6. Heat oven to 200 deg C/400 deg F. Grease baking tins.
  7. Roll the dough between your palms into little balls the size of walnuts. Place these balls with space between them on greased baking tins.
  8. Press each cookie just slightly flatter with the tines of a fork.
  9. Bake about 12 - 15 mins or until nicely browned, in centre of oven.
  10. Cool slightly in the tins, then cool completely on wire racks.
  11. Keep in airtight tins. About 15 doz cookies.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 12604.86 Kcal (52774 kJ)
Calories from fat 3376.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 375.14g 577%
Cholesterol 327.36mg 109%
Sodium 41737.7mg 1739%
Potassium 3869.92mg 82%
Total Carbs 2176.37g 725%
Sugars 680.37g 2721%
Dietary Fiber 147.04g 588%
Protein 188.58g 377%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 2%
Iron 106.5mg 592%
Calcium 4070.5mg 407%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 367.94 Kcal (1540 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.95g 577%
Cholesterol 9.56mg 109%
Sodium 1218.35mg 1739%
Potassium 112.97mg 82%
Total Carbs 63.53g 725%
Sugars 19.86g 2721%
Dietary Fiber 4.29g 588%
Protein 5.5g 377%
Iron 3.1mg 592%
Calcium 118.8mg 407%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 282.6
  • 338

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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