Melt in the Mouth Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Melt in the Mouth Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Biscuits or cookies, as you may already know, are a favourite of mine. Nothing beats a nice cup of tea and a delicious biscuit. To be honest, I much prefer a crunchy cookie over a soft one. Although when I use spelt flour to make biscuits it does tend to change the texture. I find the biscuits aren’t as crunchy.

Therefore I decided this year I would make a soft cookie for Christmas with spelt flour. It’s not an advert for spelt flour, I just enjoy experimenting with certain foods. Plus I have also just discovered that I can eat spelt flour without getting sick. So it’s an added bonus and these cookies were amazing. Even my son Ted, who is not a fan of ginger, enjoyed this batch.

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Equipment needed

  • Mixing bowls x 2
  • Scales
  • Mixing spoon
  • Electric Whisk
  • Teaspoon
  • Baking tray
  • Grease proof paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Boards for the cookies
  • Large cookie cutter
  • Cooling rack


  • Coconut or brown sugar x 150g
  • Vegan butter, unsalted butter or ghee x 200g
  • Egg x 1 large
  • Molasses x 2 tbsp
  • Spelt flour x 300g
  • Baking powder x 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger x 2 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon x 2 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg x 1/4 tsp
  • Ground cloves x 1/4 tsp
  • Salt x 1/4


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
  • Mix the wholemeal spelt flour or wholemeal plain flour, baking powder, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves and salt in the large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the vegan butter, ghee or butter into chunks and put into the another mixing bowl.
  • Add in the coconut sugar and cream these ingredients together with the electric whisk.
  • Now add in the egg and molasses and whisk all these ingredients again.
  • Then finally add the flour mix to the other ingredients.
  • Mix with the wooden spoon until they form a large ball.
  • If you need to use your hands towards the end.
  • Dust your hands with flour and grab a piece of the dough.
  • Roll into a ball and then flatten into a biscuit shape.
  • They should be about a half centimetre in thickness.
  • Repeat the process until you have used all the dough.
  • Put a piece of grease proof paper over the baking tray to cover it.
  • Place the cookies onto the baking tray and put it into the oven.
  • Bake for around 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave until cool to touch.
  • Finally place on a cooling rack and leave to cool.
  • Then serve with a nice cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.
Melt in the Mouth Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Melt in the Mouth Soft Gingerbread Cookies were a huge success and the jar I made last week didn’t last long. These biscuits were soft and they did melt in the mouth. They make a delicious sweet treat for the family or you could make these as a present for a friend or family member too. However you decide to eat these cookies, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx