HOLY GRAIL GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS COOKIES
I bloody love Christmas. It may still be November still but I've already stuck candy canes in my plant pots and instructed Mother Mountain to get recording Channel 5's finest Christmas films for when I visit.
And by finest, I of course mean horrifically creepy/cringe-worthy. You simply can't beat a budget Christmas film.
Anyway - I thought I'd be cute and make some Christmas cookies for my housemates and colleagues. It's safe to say these are THE HOLY GRAIL OF ALL CHRISTMAS COOKIES EVER. The chewy-ness is so real guys.
I adapted this recipe slightly from this one I found on allrecipes. It's relatively easy and doesn't require you to be the type of adult who owns a cookie cutter.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 275g plain flour
- 1 dessertspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 125g butter, softened
- 200g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 4 tablespoons golden syrup
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- Icing sugar
- Boiling water
- Green food colouring
WHAT YOU DO:
1. Whack that oven up to 180 C / Gas mark 4 and sift together the flour, ginger, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 200g sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in your egg, then stir in the water and treacle.
4. Bit by bit, stir the sifted ingredients into the treacle mixture.
5. Shape dough into palm sized balls and pat them down onto tray with baking paper.
6. Push the dough into a triangle shape using the edge of blunt knife (don't worry - you can always shave bits off the sides to make them more triangular when you pull them out the oven!)
8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
9. Mix together your icing sugar and boiling water to create the kind of consitency you desire and add in a few drops of green food colouring.
9. Allow biscuits to cool before drizzling your icing sugar onto your cookies with a spoon or piping bag. Then immediately sprinkle on your sprinkles (!) before the icing sets!
Enjoy guys. I'm not sure on the macros/kcals because I quite frankly, I don't DAF. (Sorry - it's Christmas.)