Soft lemon and ginger cookies

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I made these soft lemon and ginger cookies by mistake. I was making some scones and I put the wrong amount of liquids into the mixture. Unfortunately there was no flour left so i couldn’t fix my mistake. I hate throwing away food so I decided just to bake them as they were, and guess what – they are great. Super fluffy, not too sweet, lemony, with a twist of ginger and cayenne pepper. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Lemon and ginger cookies with a pinch of cayenne pepper

Lemon and ginger cookies with a pinch of cayenne pepper – perfect with a cup of tea.
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Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course sweets and desserts
Cuisine vegetarian
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 121 kcal


  • 260 g all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 120 g cold butter
  • 122 g plain yogurt
  • 50 ml apple juice or orange juice
  • 1 lemon only the zest
  • fresh grated ginger to taste I used 2 tsp
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tsp lemon juice


Instructions: Soft lemon and ginger cookies with a pinch of cayenne pepper

  • Mix flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt until no crumbs are left. Put flour and cold butter (cut the butter into small pieces) into a food procesor with a blade attached and whiz it together until you get fine crumbs. Add the cayenne pepper, lemon zest and grated ginger.
  • Add yogurt and apple juice. Mix everything until incorporated (don’t overmix it). Use an ice-cream scoop to put your cookies onto a prepared baking sheet (if you don’t have the ice-cream scoop 2 tablespoons will work just fine).
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes in 200 °C. Cool on a kitchen rack. Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a quick icing and drizzle on top.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 12cookiesCalories: 121kcal
Keyword butter cookies, easy cookies, ginger, lemon, soft cookies, yogurt recipes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are loooking for another recipe for soft cookies you should try my Gluten free buckwheat chocolate cookies.

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