This is going to be a quick and short post…simply because I have wasted so many days, trying out gingerbread recipes, just to confirm that the one I love is still the best. Life’s lesson to be learnt there. And now I have run out of time for everything else that still has to be done. Like writing a post worth reading.
Be that as it may, this biscuit is worth baking. The thing about this gingerbread biscuit is that its just that; gingery and buttery. It has a good snap from the golden sugar, is sweet and buttery to the taste, with the warming heat of ginger and cooks to a lovely burnished golden colour. Kate Shirazi has come up tops again for me and there is no use deviating from this recipe from Cookie Magic. The recipe makes a fat slab of buff coloured dough, freezes superbly and makes biscuits aplenty which keep very well.
I had taken it to my head to ice some of the biscuits with royal icing, which I had successfully done before. However, with patience and time running short, I have partially iced these cookies, mainly to give to Lil Lassie’s teachers as a Christmas gift, at her request. While not entirely in keeping with the warmer climate of Doha, I couldn’t quite bring myself to decorated palm tree shaped biscuits. So its mittens, sleighs and santa’s hats ahoy.
Here’s hoping the run-up to Christmas is less scrabbled at your end than mine!
For recipe, please click here.