Isabella’s Ginger & Oat Cookies | In Memory of Coriander Queen

It’s been over eight years now that I’ve been publishing Kavey Eats. There are so many reasons I enjoy blogging, not least the creative outlet it gives me for my writing and photography and the record of food enjoyed in restaurants and at home, of amazing travel experiences, of cookery classes, books and more. I love being able to share all of that with readers.

But there’s another side too, and that’s the many, many friendships I’ve made through blogging. While the nature of blogging has changed hugely over that time, what hasn’t changed is the sense of community and being part of a keyboard army of fellow food and travel lovers. It’s not only about learning from each other, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together but also about sharing celebrations of our achievements, or commiserating about the lows, and often a great deal of giggling about life, the universe and everything.

Recently, that community has felt a collective kick to the gut, a blow that leaves us reeling with shock and sadness. A few weeks ago, a wonderful woman lost her battle with cancer and passed away far too young, leaving behind a grieving family and circle of friends. Isabella King was a fellow food blogger – young, talented, kind and funny – and I loved interacting with her in one of my main blogger community groups. I can’t believe she is gone, at just 29 years of age.

Today, many of us are commemorating our friendships with Isabella and celebrating her blogging achievements by recreating and sharing recipes from her blog, Coriander Queen. Please join us in raising a glass, a fork, or a biscuit to the memory of Isabella King.

Isabellas Ginger and Oat Cookies on Kavey Eats (c) KFavelle (1)

After browsing all of Isabella’s wonderful recipes, I chose these gorgeous ginger and oat cookies – a simple, timeless and delicious classic that is sure to be a crowd pleaser, whoever you bake it for.

Isabellas Ginger and Oat Cookies on Kavey Eats (c) KFavelle (3)

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Isabella’s Ginger and Oat Cookies

Author: Isabelle King
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cookies


  • 1 tsp Golden Syrup (heaped)
  • 71 g unsalted butter
  • 57 g caster sugar
  • 57 g plain flour
  • 76 g rolled oats
  • 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • Lightly grease a flat baking tray and preheat the oven to 160’C.
  • Place a medium saucepan on the hob over a medium heat. Add the golden syrup, caster sugar and butter. Mix together and then leave to melt.
  • Once they have all melted together remove the pan from the heat and turn off the hob.
  • Stir in the plain flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and oats until combined.
  • Put the bicarbonate of soda into a small dish and add a tablespoon of hot water, stir until dissolved then stir into the mixture.
  • Leave the mixture for a few minutes to cool a little, it will firm up as it cools.
  • Roll the mixture into ping pong sized balls of about 30g weight each and place them spaced well apart on the tray. These will feel a little greasy and be quite soft due to the melted butter.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Leave on the tray until cool, they will firm up as they cool.
  • Transfer to an airtight box or bag to store.
  • Enjoy!

Isabellas Ginger and Oat Cookies on Kavey Eats (c) KFavelle (2)

You may also like to visit some more posts commemorating and celebrating our lovely Coriander Queen:

Some of Isabella’s friends are fundraising in her name for Cancer Research UK.

In memory of Isabella King, the Coriander Queen.



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73 Comments to "Isabella’s Ginger & Oat Cookies | In Memory of Coriander Queen"

  1. Mamta Gupta

    It is so sad when people leave young, before their time. It must be so hard for her family, bless them. RIP
    I might make these biscuits, as they use ginger powder, rather than candied ginger, which has too much sugar for me.


    Yes, she was far too young. I can’t imagine how they are feeling.
    I think you will enjoy these mum, they are delicious and simple as well.
    You can visit her blog through the link at the top if you like. <3

  2. Janice

    I think you got it in a nutshell, Kavey. I hope the genuine warmth of this group tribute can provide a little comfort to her family and friends who have lost someone they loved.

  3. debi

    What a beautiful tribute. And, I look forward to seeing all of the other recipes. I am not familiar with her work, but soon will be. My love to her family.


    Thank you Debi, I hope you enjoy her blog and our tribute posts. Thanks for reading.

  4. Becca

    I will definitely be raising a biscuit to Izzie!! Especially if they’re as delicious as these look – yum.


    I reckon she’d be at happy with a biscuit raised in her honour, as a glass!

    Mobasir hassan

    Truly appreciate the way you made this wonderful recipe. Everything is so nicely described that really helped. I am looking forward for more such recipes in future too.

  5. Nicky

    A beautifully written post Kavey, you made me well up. I’m so heart-warmed to be part of this wonderful group of bloggers.
    Izzie will be missed.

  6. Dannii

    Ginger cookies will always be my favourite kind of cookie – they have such a punch to them.
    This is such a lovely, heartfelt tribute to Izzie. The best part of blogging really is the community xx

  7. Emma

    Youre right Kavey. The art of blogging ma change but I’m sure the community will remain. A wonderful tribute and some seriously tasty looking cookies!

  8. Luci

    Thank you for this post. I am sorry to hear about this loss in the blogging community. Cancer has taken so many wonderful people.

  9. Jacqueline Meldrum

    It’s such a sad time. I wish I was feeling up to joining in to make a recipe to share the love for Izzie. I didn’t know her very well, but I still feel her passing. These biscuits looks just gorgeous and a lovely tribute.


    I’m so sorry you are still feeling poorly, but I am sure Izzie would understand. Like all of our group, she was always very supportive of everyone else, and sympathetic to anyone’s ills.

  10. woody

    Thank you for sharing this article in remembrance of a fellow blogger. So sad to hear she passed at such a young age. Will have a look at her blog as well. Lovely tribute.

  11. Ceri Jones

    I am sure that If we all stopped blogging, I know we couldn’t not still continue the conversation. Thank you for sharing this recipe, a lovely tribute to Isabella


    I think so too, it’s a group of friends I love talking with. And thanks.

  12. Andrea

    These cookies sound absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Izzie was a major ginger fan, I’m sure she would have loved your version of her cookies xx


    They worked really well, we didn’t change them at all, trusted Izzie’s recipe and it was just right!

  13. Lisa Hoffman

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Isabella. She was too young to pass. But the great memories she gave through her recipes and care will live on. My thoughts snd prayers are with her family and friends.

  14. Renee

    What a lovely way to remember a great, talented, young woman. I’m so sorry to hear this incredibly sad news.


    Thank you, an idea from one of the others in our community, and we all thought it a lovely idea.

  15. Cristie

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss, that is very sad. I’m sure she would be very happy with your interpretation of her recipe and your kind words.

  16. Meeta

    I have been blogging for over 11 years and like you love blogging even after all these years. Things have changed in all this time for sure but I guess we are the old dinosaurs of blogging 🙂 When one has been blogging as long as we have life progresses and effects us – there are happy moments and not so happy moments and coming back to the blog to write and share has been often an important way for me to deal with many issues. Sorry about your loss – a great way to honor her memory!

  17. kaveyeats

    I’ve not tried this recipe with wholemeal flour myself so I can’t give a definitive answer. Usually switching flours does have an impact on texture, but I’d say it’s worth a try!


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