Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gingerbread Hearts

We made these biscuits for Christmas in 2010.  Thomas was still in the Special Care Nursery at that stage so we were passing time before we went to visit him.  We travelled in to see him every day during the 7 weeks he was in the nursery, except for two days when it was flooding and we weren't able to get in.  We ended up giving the biscuits to friends and family as a nice home-made gift for Christmas.

An assortment of Gingerbread Hearts.

125g butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 tbs golden syrup
2 cups plain flour
Pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarb soda
2 tsp ground ginger

Cutting out the hearts.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and golden syrup, beat thoroughly.  Sift dry ingredients together and work into butter mixture to form a soft dough.
Knead lightly on a floured surface and roll out to about 3mm thickness.  Cut into heart shapes and arrange on a greased backing tray.  Bake in a preheated oven (180°C/350°F) for 15 minutes.

Teena was in charge of decorating the hearts.

1 comment:

  1. I thought these biscuits looked really great and good enough to give as gifts. I wrapped them in cellophane and ribbon, I think they were a nice, thoughtful gift to give <3


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