These simple ginger biscuits are perfect to make with kids during the holidays, and they make a lovely gift. Why not try using them as a zero waste advent calendar treat in the lead up to Christmas?
Serves: 4 Time: 1 hr Level: Easy
- 75g softened butter
50g caster sugar
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g fruit syrup or honey
2 egg yolks
250g plain flour
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
- Icing sugar
Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter with caster sugar into a cream. Stir in bicarbonate of soda, syrup
and the egg yolks.
Sift in flour, cinnamon and ginger. Fold in with a wooden spoon.
Shape into two balls and knead into a doughy consistency. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 mins.
Roll out one ball at a time, to about 5-8mm thick, and stamp out your festive shapes as desired.
Place shapes onto greased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 mins until slightly risen and golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack – they’ll keep in an airtight container for about a week.
For a little finishing touch, mix your icing sugar with water, as the packet instructions state. Pop this into a piping bag and decorate away.
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