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    Soft Ginger Cookies (Biscuits)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    Mia in Germany's Note:

    This was originally an English fruit biscuit recipe given to me by a friend who got it from a friend who got it.... You get it. When I first read it, I realised that I had no candied fruits to use in it. Then I saw that it contained 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, so I decided to use the candied ginger I had instead of the fruit. It was such a hit that I never made them with candied fruit! I made them gluten and dairy free by using a gluten free flour mix of rice flour, sweet rice flour and tapioca starch, 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, non hydrogenated margarine and rice or almond milk. If you want them egg free, too, egg replacer works well. This is a soft and chewy cookie, not a crisp one.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 20

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 390 F (or 200 C).
    2. 2
      In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
    3. 3
      Cut butter into flour and mix by hand until you get coarse crumbs.
    4. 4
      Mix in sugar, ginger and ground ginger.
    5. 5
      In another bowl stir together milk and egg, then pour milk-egg mixture over the dough and knead until dough is smooth.
    6. 6
      Put little heaps of dough by the teaspoon onto greased or paper lined cookie sheet.
    7. 7
      Bake at 390 F for 10-15 minutes.
    8. 8
      Let cool on a wire rack.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2012

      55

      How clever of you to change the recipe to use what you had on hand! It resulted in a very light and flavorful ginger cookie, which we enjoyed very much. Thank you so much for posting this fun treat! Made for ZWT8 Family Picks

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    • on August 28, 2012

      55

      Perfectly marvelous cookies. They remind me of Christmas even though it's summer. Love the soft texture and ginger warmth. Replaced the sugar with Splenda. I had 2 with a glass of cold milk and felt like a kid again. How often does that happen! Thanks for sharing hon.

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    • on August 26, 2012

      55

      These are yummy; they are delicately flavored and not too sweet. I tried to cut the chunks of ginger tiny so as not to overwhelm, but DS and DD still declared these were too "spicy" LOL. I used Smart Balance for the butter and all white whole wheat flour, and the texture was still great. I did reserve about 1 T of the sugar (for a half batch), and when I scooped the cookies I dipped the top of each one in it for a nice crunchy top. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 8: The Wild Bunch.

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    Nutritional Facts for Soft Ginger Cookies (Biscuits)

    Serving Size: 1 (30 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 109.4
     
    Calories from Fat 37
    34%
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 19.2 mg
    6%
    Sodium 73.8 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.3 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 1.9 g
    3%

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