Ginger creams

Ginger creams

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33min


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About this recipe: A ginger nut-style biscuit topped with a creamy vanilla icing. You can sandwich two biscuits together for a nice presentation.

Robin J.

Ingredients
Serves: 24 

  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100g (4 oz) treacle
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) water
  • 250g (9 oz) sifted plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the icing
  • 100g (4 oz) sifted icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons double cream

Method
Prep:25min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:33min 

  1. Mix butter, sugar, egg, treacle and water thoroughly. Sift together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, bicarbonate of soda and spices and blend in. Chill dough until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas Mark 6.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 5cm (2 in) apart on lightly greased baking tray. Bake about 8 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly. While slightly warm, cover with icing.
  4. To make icing: Blend icing sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Add cream to make icing easy to spread. Spread on biscuits with a plastic spatula.

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