This is a recipe me and my sister came up with a few years ago. These biscuits are filled with sugar, spice and everything nice! A perfect treat to bake on rainy days and they’re always on my To Bake list each year.
Things you’ll need
Leaf cookie cutter
(Or in my case, I used a blunt knife to cut the leaf shapes because I couldn’t find any leaf-shaped cookie cutters!)
175g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
100g light soft brown sugar
1 egg yolk (lightly beaten)
50g golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
A little bit of icing sugar for dusting
Firstly, preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and line a baking tray.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
In a separate bowl, melt together the butter and syrup. Add in the sugar, vanilla extract and the yolk and stir together until smooth.
Mix all of the ingredients together until combined into a smooth dough.
Dust a clean surface with a little bit of flour and roll out the dough until it is around 0.5cm thick.
Next use your cookie cutter (or use a blunt knife like I did) to cut leaf shapes from the dough and place them onto the lined baking tray. Make sure to leave a space between each one because they do spread a little bit!
Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
Leave to cool for a while before moving them. You could also give them a light dusting of icing sugar!
September is flying by and I’ve been feeling tired and run down so haven’t spent a lot of time embracing the season as I would have liked. But I’ve got some fun plans for the next 6 weeks including pumpkin picking, visiting an Autumn festival and a trip to Warner Bros Studio Tour!
I hope you’re having a lovely September