Welcome to Christmas time,
the festive season is all apart keeping warm in the cold to keep high spirits, so here is a Christmas themed cookie recipe for you all to love and enjoy. Just decorate with icing and eat …
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
100g chopped butter
175g dark muscovado sugar
85g golden syrup
350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tbsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, beaten
Gently melt the butter, muscovado sugar and syrup in a large pan until the sugar dissolves.
Mix the flour, spices and ½ tsp salt. Cool the butter mixture a little, then stir in the bicarbarbonate of soda. Immediately add half the spiced flour and beat well.
Add the egg and the rest of the spiced flour, then beat well again until the mixture comes together as a soft dough. Tip onto a sheet of foil, flatten to a large disc, then cool and chill until firm.
Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.
Halve the dough and roll out on a floured surface. Stamp out trees using a cutter about 10cm long and arrange, well spaced apart, on baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden. Leave to harden, then lift onto a rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.
I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you enjoy baking the cookies and eating them. That’s all for now,