Monday, June 10, 2013

Best Ginger Spice Biscuits Recipe

Just For Daisy :: Ginger Spice Biscuits Recipe

This was an experiment on Monday night! Right before bath time I decided I felt like some ginger cookies, with a little bit of extra flavour! When I was pregnant with Miss Daisy and wanting to get labour started I baked/ate some 'labour cookies'. These contained a mix of spices, pepper, chili and other things that seemed weird for a cookie, but they actually tasted quite nice. I haven't been able to locate the recipe since finding it again when Miss Daisy was 1 for a friend who was awaiting the arrival of her first baby. 

I made some ginger biscuits from this recipe last weekend when my dear hubby and his BFF installed a ducted heating system to utilise the heat from our combustion fire in the rest of the house. They all disappeared but I found the flavour a little too ginger! If that makes sense for a ginger cookie!

Anyway, Monday night I decided to create a little recipe of my own, and if you read here often enough you'll know that if I create a recipe it usually involves brown sugar!

Here's what we did! :) You're welcome!

2 cups plain all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp garam masala (we had this on hand, but you could just use ground cloves)
pinch of salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, extra (see below)
2 tsp golden syrup
1 Tbs water (more if needed)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 large egg

Brown sugar mix = 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1Tbs water, 2 tsp golden syrup. Dissolve sugar in water, add golden syrup and microwave for 20 seconds

Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt in a mixing bowl. Make your brown sugar mix and in another bowl mix together your brown sugar, canola oil, egg and brown sugar mix until smooth.
Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients until dough comes together. Chill for roughly 20 minutes (or however long it takes you to bathe and dress 2 kids!)

Preheat oven to 180'C. Line your cookie trays with baking paper.
Use teaspoon size portions of dough and shape into a ball. Place on trays with about 2 inches between each biscuit. Bake for around 8-10 minutes depending on how crunchy you want them.

Like most biscuits these will come out of the oven soft but will firm up. Leave them on your baking tray then once cooled slightly transfer to wire rack. (Alternatively steal them red hot from the oven and explain to your toddler the perils of eating biscuits before they've properly cooled!)

PS. Note the two sole survivors... that's what happens when you don't take photos as soon as you bake them! :) Lucky for me I didn't have to bake another batch, oh wait, hang on...!

Just For Daisy :: Ginger Spice Biscuits RecipeJust For Daisy :: Ginger Spice Biscuits Recipe