So this recipe was one of the first baking recipes I made. One particular year, when I was too young to earn any money but insisted on making everyone’s gifts myself, my mother took out this recipe and helped me make these cookies as Christmas gifts. I didn’t make them into cool shapes though…haha! I made round balls and hence had normal cookie shaped ginger biscuits as my gifts.
- 110g plain white flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. mixed spice
- 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
- 50g Margarine (softened)
- 50g Sugar
- 3 tbsps. of syrup
- Sift flour, salt, baking powder, ginger , mixed spice and bicarb into a large bowl
- Rub in the margarine
- Add sugar
- Warm the syrup (I find 30 seconds in the microwave to be sufficient) and add to the other ingredients
- Mix well
- Roll into two balls
- Dust a surface with flour, and roll one ball out flat. Use cookie cutters to make cool Christmas shapes.
- Place the shapes on a greased baking tray
- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 5-10 minutes (until just going golden – the cookies should also rise slightly) with a tray of water at the bottom of the pre-heated oven. (Prevents the cookies from drying out)
- Allow to cool & enjoy with a nice cuppa!
P.S for preggy mamas with a bit of nausea ginger is meant to bring a small bit of relief. xx