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