A basic cookie for the basic baker

Updated: Sep 22, 2019

They say practice makes perfect, and boy oh boy I am learning this is true. I’ve mentioned before I am absolutely rubbish when it comes to baking cookies, but slowly, I am nailing it. Slowly…..

This recipe is about as basic as cookies can get.  They’re also gluten-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free too, which is a huge bonus.


Tip: If you’re not a fan of ginger (I know some people hate it) then toss it aside and throw in some chocolate chips, or even some dried cranberries.

Here’s what you’ll need:


2 large tablespoons of cacao (I've used one by Natava Superfoods) 1 1/2 cups of all purpose gluten free flour 1 large tsp of crushed or freshly grated ginger 100 grams of softened butter 1/2 cup of coconut sugar 1 tsp of baking soda


Preheat your oven to 180 c.


Combine your dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add the softened butter and ginger. With your hands, combine the butter and the dry ingredients until you can form a ball of dough.


Form your dough into 12 small balls and place on a large grease proofed baking tray (I use butter, I hate baking paper) press down with a fork.


Bake at 180c for approx 15 minutes or until golden brown.