Soft Ginger Cookies (Biscuits)
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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- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 1⁄8 ounces butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup ginger, candied
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger, ground
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 390 F (or 200 C).
- In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
- Cut butter into flour and mix by hand until you get coarse crumbs.
- Mix in sugar, ginger and ground ginger.
- In another bowl stir together milk and egg, then pour milk-egg mixture over the dough and knead until dough is smooth.
- Put little heaps of dough by the teaspoon onto greased or paper lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 390 F for 10-15 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack.
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I've never had a "soft" ginger cookie, just ginger snaps. These were delicious! How clever of you to change the recipe like you did! I was so happy to find another used for my candied ginger. :) Shared these with the girls at work and everyone raved over them. Thanks for sharing! Made for FYC Tag game.
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.