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
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon powder
  • 1tbsp ginger powder
  • 3/4 tsp cloves powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 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 overnight 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 minutes then remove to wire racks. Decorate cookies as desired.

Every year I bake ginger biscuits for family and for sharing with friends and neighbours. These are lovely and crunchy cookies which go well with a cuppa of tea or coffee.

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