Ah... childhood memories! I had completely forgotten how much I enjoyed these little diamonds as a kid and was overjoyed to see that some astute person had unearthed a good recipe for them. I used caster sugar (for smoother texture), fresh ground ginger (that's the purist in me) and good English treacle instead of molasses (accept no American wannabe-treacle substitute). Mirj, you've never let me down, and this is no exception.
Nice and light cookies. Great flavor without being overpowering, and soft! However, my dough was a bit wet so I piped the dough onto the cookie sheet...worked great actually!
These cookies didn't work too well for me. I think the ginger taste was a little too strong for my taste. But I liked the texture & they were easy to put together. Thanks anyway for the taking the time to post this recipe.
I have this exact same recipe, except mine gas frosting too. You just mix together the juice from two oranges, 2 tbsp of water, 1 tsp vanilla and 3 cups powdered sugar. It goes great on these cookies.