Ginger Snap Cookie Shapes

The addition of lemon zest to these cookies will add a little zing to your step!


Once the sweet gingery aroma hits your nostrils, it will feel just like Christmas.

Many of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They go to great lengths to ensure everything they source is amazing quality, they stock all my favorite products and I don’t even have to leave the house! Oh and the cherry on the cake is they donate profits to improve food security for vulnerable Aussies.

Here are some of the ingredients you’ll need:

Spelt flour
Baking powder
Ground cinnamon
Coconut or rapadura sugar
Maple syrup

Ginger Snap Cookie Shapes

Berleena Eberle for Brenda Janschek Health & Lifestyle
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tsp - 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tspn sea salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup of coconut or rapadura sugar
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • 1 large egg well beaten
  • 1-2 lemons zested


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree. Line 2 trays with unbleached baking paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt.
  • In separate bowl mix together the melted butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, egg and lemon zest.
  • Pour butter and sugar mixture over the flour and mix together to form a dough. If dough is too wet add a little more flour, if too dry add a little water.
  • Dust some flour over a clean and dry bench top. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to 1 cm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes of approx 20 +cookies laying on pre prepared baking paper.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cookies slightly darken and become fragrant.


Lunchbox friendly


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Berleena has been the wonderful recipe developer helping me create a series of delicious recipes, here’s a bit more about her…

brenda-janschek-guest-recipe-developer-berleena-jpgBerleena Eberle — Food Mindset Coach
Berleena specialises in helping her clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. Her clients know how to deal with food triggers, let go of guilt, identify cravings and make healthy eating simple again with nutrient-rich, real food. Berleena strips back nutritional confusion to develop an intuitive eating approach.

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Your thoughts on this post


  1. Zoe


    Just wondering if the ginger quantity is correct? We made these today and didn’t put this much ginger in and they were still soo spicy!

    Many thanks,


    • Brenda Janschek

      I store in a jar on benchtop for 1 week. Beyond that I will usually freeze then bring them out as needed. Great to hear they worked out with coconut oil.

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