Monday, 19 May 2014

Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

Just another manic Monday, which is thankfully, done and dusted. It can only be onwards and upwards after a day like today. And after such a crazy work day, I needed to unwind this evening by baking something nice to treat myself ( I must say this is becoming a regular occurrence chez moi). What better way to do that than with a fresh batch of spiced cookies.......heaven. I was all ready to go, butter, sugar, flour. Badda bing and hey presto, a mound of crumbly dough, my worst nightmare. Though the end result was most definitely worth it, I won't lie, these cookies definitely weren't the easiest to roll out and bring together.The mixture is quite crumbly and floury and took some work to combine. But with a little hard work, and sheer determination, I wasn't left disappointed as I sit munching with satisfaction as I type.


Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

Ingredients
50g brown sugar
50g golden syrup
40g butter
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 egg yolk
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

Method
1. Preheat the over to 170C. Grease two baking sheets or line with greaseproof paper.
2. Dissolve the sugar, butter, spices and syrup together in a saucepan. 
3. Allow the mixture to cool and then add the egg yolk and stir.
4. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Gradually combine with the syrup 
    mixture, beating well until smooth. Once too stiff to stir, knead the mixture using your hands 
    to bring the dough together as much as possible. Leave the dough to rest, wrapping in cling 
    film and placing in the fridge for 20 minutes.
5. Finally, roll the dough out thinly and cut out using a round scalloped cutter and place on a 
    baking tray. Use cookie stamps to create patterns if you wish, pushing the stamp firmly into 
    the dough.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.



These cookies were the perfect excuse to put my new Aldi cookie stamp to the test and as you can see they finish the cookies off perfectly. 

2 comments:

  1. they look great! i'd like to try some cookies with golden syrup.

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    1. Thanks Dina! Golden syrup is so delicious, you may have noticed sugar is my favourite food group!

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