I wanted to make some thankyou cookies for a colleague who had been helping me out on a major project I have been working on over the last few months, and as we’re hurtling towards Christmas I thought it was only appropriate that I made him some spicy, delicious, ginger flavoured treats. Instead of traditional ginger biscuits which tend to be flat and crunchy like a gingernut biscuit, these are soft and doughy but still full of that delicious ginger flavour!
I adapted the recipe from this one that I found on the Taste of Home website, but upping the spices a little and swapping the caster sugar for brown sugar, and they turned out a treat!
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 1/4 cups plain flour
- 3tsp ground ginger
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1.5tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4tsp ground cloves
- 1/4tsp salt
- Caster sugar for rolling
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add the egg and molasses and beat until well combined
- In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients then gradually add to the wet mixture, mixing until well combined
- Roll out balls roughly 5cm in diameter and roll them through the caster sugar
- Place them on baking trays with a good gap between them, and flatten them slightly
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they are lightly browned and have puffed up
- Leave to cool completely on a wire rack
The biscuits were super delicious (I may have snuck one before I gave the rest away as intended!) and I will be making them again before Christmas without a doubt. They were nice and quick too, so you can whip up a batch and have them cooled and ready to go in no time – perfect for this time of year when spare time is hard to come by!
Are you a ginger fan? What are your favourite Christmas cookies?