I wanted a biscuit, so I made some and it was just over half an hour from start to finish (plus cooling time). I took the simplest recipe I could find from the BBC Good Food website and off I went. You can find the original here.
- 225g butter, softened
- 110g caster sugar
- 275g plain flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
Method of Preparation:
- Preheat the oven at 170C (375F)
- Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until it is soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Sift the flour into the mixture and add the ginger. Bring the mixture together in a figure of eight until it forms a dough.
- Using your hands, make walnut sized balls and place them slightly apart from each other on a tray (You don’t need to grease or line a tray). Flatten the balls with the back of a fork and bake them in the oven for around 15 mins until they are golden brown and slightly firm on top.
- Place the cookies onto a cooling rack and leave them there for around 15 mins. Once cool serve.
So I had some cookies in under an hour and they’re really tasty. Very short and crumbly which is good. Once they’d cooled I put some icing sugar over the top which looked good and added a lot of sweetness.
In the future I will probably use one and a half teaspoons of ginger as it was a bit subtle for me. On the original recipe they suggest using cinnamon or mixed spice (or whatever you want) in place of the ginger – why not?