Christmas Ginger Cookies

December 14, 2006

I had bought Christmas cards for people at work but have not felt inspired to write them at all so I decided to bake cookies for them instead. That way I can be sure I don’t forget anyone!

Recipe:

200g Butter
100g Golden Syrup
100g Muscavado sugar

Melt together in a pan until it is completely mixed and all the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool.

400g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
3 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Cinnamon

Mix dry ingredients together and when the wet ingredients has cooled pour into bowl. Mix together and knead briefly. Put in fridge for 1 hour. Roll out and cut.

Preheat oven to 150 oC (My oven runs a little hot so I find this is best – it took me a few batches to perfect it!) bake for 8 mins then take out. Leave on tray for a couple of minutes to cool slightly and then place on a cooling rack to finish off.

Now pictures!!!

Rolling out the dough – I do it between two sheets of cling film – less mess and no sticking! Then the fun part – cutting.

All ready cut out, waiting for their turn in the oven.

On the tray, ready to go in the oven.

These have been cooked…now cooling away on my small cooling rack – I could do with a bigger one! I bought new cutters this week – yes that is a dinosaur!

Close up!

The fun part! Decorating them.

I love the little men.

It was great fun and it will be nice to give them all out tomorrow. I love baking for people!!

1 Comment

  • Reply Jonathan December 15, 2006 at 9:24 am

    yum, cookies! I do some kind of baking every year for friends and co-workers. This year I did apple dumplings.

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