Ginger Snaps!

If you’re starting to get into the Christmas spirit then why not give these little festive ginger biscuits a go! Baking (and eating!) these is the perfect way to spend a cosy weekend afternoon.

Ingredients (makes 24 biscuits):

350g plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

100g butter, chopped into cubes

175g light brown sugar

4 tablespoons golden syrup

1 beaten egg

 

For the icing:

1 egg white

175g icing sugar

(hundreds and thousands or anything you like to decorate with)

Method:

 

  1. Turn the oven on to pre-heat, 190C/gas mark 5. Prepare 4 sheets of baking paper.
  2. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a mixing bowl. Rub in the cubes of butter until you have made a mix that looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar and mix into the crumbs.
  4. Add the golden syrup and the beaten egg. Mix with a wooden spoon but then you made have to get your hands in and knead until the mixture is a smooth dough.
  5. Sprinkle flour onto a surface and roll out your mixture to about 3mm thick. Make sure you use enough flour. If your dough gets too sticky put it in the fridge to cool it down.cookie3
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut out your shapes. I found it easier to roll out small batches and cut out the shapes as the mixture was easier to manage.cookie2
  7. Place your biscuits onto the baking sheets, give them enough room as they will expand when cooking. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.cookies
  8. Leave to cool before decorating.
  9. For the icing whisk the icing sugar in with the egg white.
  10. Pipe onto cooled biscuits in any design you like. Leave to set

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Enjoy with a nice cup of tea or cocoa and snuggle up!

 

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