Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Ginger Cookies To Die For

I received rave reviews for these babies when I had friends over for tea one sunny afternoon. They go perfectly with Earl Grey.
Here's the recipe (unfortunately, I don't remember which website I got it from as that was a long time ago, my apologies to whom it belongs):

Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self raising flour
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground ginger (* 3 teaspoons if you love ginger like I do *)

Garnish: 1 cup coarse white or brown sugar (for rolling the cookie balls in before baking).

1. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

2. Add the honey, egg and vanilla extract and mix till well incorporated.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and spices. Add to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Chill for 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Place about 1 cup of coarse white sugar in a medium sized bowl. When the dough has chilled sufficiently, roll into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls of cookie dough in the sugar, coating them thoroughly. Place on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies feel dry and firm on top. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Lianne said...

I will give this a try, looks good!

Ange said...

Oh, my very first comment! Thank you, Lianne!