Today’s post is written by Erin and pays tribute to Miles Dorrington’s legendary affection for Cook’s ginger biscuits!
So I am not a huge baking person, and when I make cookies they are usually out of a pre-made mix, but I thought I would take a crack at the recipe on Lauren’s site for the ginger biscuits.
1. 4 tablespoons of butter
2. 1 egg
3. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4. 1 cup sugar
5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
6. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
7. Optional for topping: 3/4 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Melt the butter.
3. Add in the 1 cup of sugar then allow the mixture to cool.
4. Mix together the flour, baking powder and ground ginger.
5. Add in the butter/sugar mixture.
6. Add the egg.
7. Form into balls and line on baking tray.
8. Optional topping: mix 3/4 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp ground ginger and sprinkle on top.
9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
I couldn’t find the golden syrup, but I googled substitutes and used 2 parts corn syrup and 1 part molasses.
I followed the instructions and added the golden syrup substitute when I added the egg and then beat it all together. It looked really crumbly, like it wouldn’t hold together, but the dough is pretty sticky and was easily rolled into balls.
I sprinkled the tops with the ginger/sugar mixture and then popped them into the oven. It took a little bit longer in my oven, more like 20 minutes, but I think I made the balls too big (ha, ha). Once they came out they were really, really good. Even my husband liked them and he is not a cookie or anything sweet fan. I can see why Miles loves them so much. I have already had 3 of them and had to put them away before I continued eating them. Here is the link to the rest of the recipe on Lauren’s site. I hope you all will try the recipe as well so you too can enjoy the ginger biscuits!