Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Stem Ginger Cookies

This morning I have spent some time in the kitchen, doing a spot of baking, and after some cleaning jobs, whilst listening to  some nice music in the background.

I made Stem Ginger Cookies

350g Self Raising Flour
200g Golden Caster Sugar
120g Unsalted Butter
Pinch of Salt
1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
80g Golden Syrup
1 Large Egg beaten
70g Stem Ginger very finely chopped
2 Tbsp of the Stem Ginger Syrup

Preheat the oven to 160 c or equivalent.

Line baking trays.

Melt the butter and syrup in a small saucepan, remove from heat and allow to cool.

Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl. Then add the sugar, salt, bicarb, and ground ginger. Give a good stir to combine.

Stir in the beaten egg and very finely chopped stem ginger and the ginger syrup.

Shape the dough into smallish balls ( they really spread) and flatten slightly.

Bake for around 20 mins .

This mix will make quite a lot, I made 12 and kept back some cookie dough for the freezer, I often do this so when time is short there is always something to hand, it can be sliced into rounds from frozen and then just baked.

These are so good, one of my regular recipes.
 My hubby soon appeared from the garden after smelling them.