Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Honey Spice Cookies

This recipe was in the latest New Idea.  They are good (after the hubby and a friend helped themselves, from the two trays I baked this afternoon I only have 4 left!) but definately could do with some currents or raisins in them.  I was going to make another batch with raisins but ran out of honey so it will have to wait until the next grocery shop.

50 grams butter, chopped
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons milk
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons mixed spice

1 cup icing sugar
2 - 3 tablespoons water
Pink food colouring.

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line two baking trays.

Stir the butter, brown sugar and honey in a saucepan over a low heat until melted and combined.  Stir in the baking soda and then transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.

Add the egg.  Stir to combine.  Add the milk (I ran out of milk, so used goat milk based baby formula - haha don't tell the hubby ....) and combined sifted flour, baking powder, ginger and spice.  Stir until combined.

Roll tablespoons of mixture into 6cm long lengths and place 3cm apart on the oven trays.  Flatten slightly.

Cook one tray at a time for about 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm to the touch.  Cool on the trays.

To make the icing, place icing sugar in a bowl.  Sitr in enough water until the mixture is smooth.  Tint pink with food colouring.  Dip cooled biscuits into icing and stand at room temperature until set.

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