Ginger Biscuits (Christmas Cookies)

Every year I bake ginger biscuits for family and extra for sharing with friends and neighbours. They are lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Ingredients

600g plain flour

150g self-raising flour

100g butter

250ml golden syrup

250g brown sugar

2 eggs

1 orange

2tbsp mixed spices

1tbsp ground ginger

1tsp baking powder

 

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Method

Add brown sugar, butter and golden syrup into a pot. Grate orange zest and add it to the pot as well. Put the pot on a medium heat and Stirring until sugar has melted. Then, remove from the heat and let it cool down.

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Beat the eggs and stir into the cold sugar mixture.

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Mix flour, baking powder, mixed spices and ground ginger in a large bowl. Stir in sugar mixture. Combine all ingredients until you have a soft dough.

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Knead the dough few minutes by hand. Then divide it into two balls. Wrap them in cling film. Let the dough rest for 4 hours in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Now, Roll one of dough balls with a rolling pin on lightly floured work surface.

Cut into ginger bread men, stars, Christmas tree, moon shapes from the dough. Place them on the baking tray with baking paper.

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Bake for 10 minutes, until edges of cookies begin to brown. Cool on baking tray for 2 mintues then remove to wire racks. Decorate cookies as desired.

Every year I bake ginger biscuits for family and extra for sharing with friends and neighbours. They are lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.

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