Festive Baking - Ginger Pillow Cookies

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Is there anything better than a festive, warming recipe?

My boyfriend and I have gotten into the habit of cooking a lot recently, and Sundays are just meant to make yummy desserts. I got this recipe from The Londoner (find it here) and we've found these delicious ginger biscuits make a perfect treat on these cold, dark nights! The mix of spices mean they basically taste like Christmas, and they are perfectly soft and doughy. Kudos to The Londoner for her amazing recipes! Keep reading for a simple step-by-step!

- 290g plain flour
- 170g unsalted butter, softened
- 130g caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- 60g black treacle

1. Begin by preheating the oven to 180C/ Gas Mark 4, and line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper.

2. Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and baking soda.

3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Crack an egg into the butter and sugar and beat.

5. Mix in the water and black treacle.

6. Add both the mixtures together, and mix until you have a golden coloured, rather sticky dough.

7. At this point, you will get really messy! Cover a small plate in some sugar. Then take a walnut sized lump of the dough and roll into a ball. Gently snowball the dough in the sugar until it has a light coating.

8. Make enough to cover your baking tray, but leave space in between as they will spread a lot. Then using the flat bottom of a glass, press down on the dough so you have a nice circular shape.

9. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. They should be golden brown, and not too hard or soft.

We dusted ours with some icing sugar for a little extra touch. We love this recipe and have already made the biscuits three times! A lovely little bake for a Sunday afternoon.

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