Honey Ginger Snap Cookies

honey ginger snap cookies
honey ginger snap cookies on a circular cake rack ready to eat

Honey ginger snap cookies are exactly that, a cookie with a real snap and great honey flavour. Tickled up with a tad of ground ginger they are a very quick and easy cookie to make. They’re an easy bake for children, and perfect with a cuppa.

Just six ingredients is all it takes for these cookies to bake into a lovely golden, thin and snappy crunch.

honey ginger snap cookies with butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan
melting butter, honey and sugar

This recipe was a childhood favourite to make, probably because they were so simple and the ingredients were always in the pantry.

The mixture

The batter for these cookies is very thin and fluid. We like to pop the mixture in the refrigerator for half an hour to firm up a little before scooping onto the tray to bake.

honey ginger snap cookies batter finished and dripping from a wooden spoon
the mixture is very thin and runny
honey ginger snap cookies spooned onto a baking tray lined with baking paper
ready to bake

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honey ginger snap cookies
Yield: 20

Honey Ginger Snap Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Super easy to make and bake these little golden, honey and ginger cookies have a real snap to them. Best eaten within 2 days.


  • 80 g butter (3 oz)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup plain flour (all purpose) 
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • preheat oven to 180 c (355 f) bake, not fan
  • combine butter, honey and sugar in a small saucepan
  • stir over medium heat till butter has melted
  • remove pan from heat and add vanilla
  • sift flour and ginger together in a bowl
  • stir in butter mixture and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth
  • put mixture in refrigerator for half an hour to firm up a little
  • scoop mixture on baking paper lined tray 8 cm (3 inches) apart - see notes
  • bake on middle shelf of oven for about 8 minutes or until golden
  • remove from oven and leave on tray for 5 minutes
  • transfer cookies to a cake rack
  • note: cookies are very soft when first removed from the oven but will harden as they cool down
  • serve and enjoy!
  • best eaten within 2 days


  • we used a 4 cm (1 1/2 inch) ice cream scoop for this recipe
  • if you use a smaller or larger scoop it will obviously determine how many cookies you get
  • when measuring sticky ingredients like honey, it pays to wipe the measuring cup with a lick of oil - the honey pours from the cup easily

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 81Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 9mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 1g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.

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