It’s Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Ginger Cookies
The Hubs, ‘Timan’ and I love Ginger. So it won’t come as a surprise that ‘Ginger Nuts’ are the cookies we probably eat the most in our house. They are ‘Timan’s favorites and they are totally milk-free. A win/win situation, because we are still fighting to keep the tot’s allergy at bay and the little one as rash-free as possible and without eczema.
But we are living in Paradise. Very often I hear ‘na pa’ in the shops. If I translate this into proper English, it would be something like ‘I’m very sorry, but unfortunately we don’t have it on stock right now. But certainly we will have it available for you in the future’. 😉
It used to give me a headache and the last time this happened I knew I had to do something. My bones started to itch and I was well aware I would have an erupting volcano at home during snack-time if I simply told the tot ‘na pa’.
I figured the only way to save the day was baking the favorite cookies myself.
Or should I say ourselves? Baking without ‘Timan’s valuable help is not possible anymore.
This time he was the one to break the egg. It’s actually very easy for a toddler to break an egg, LOL. But seriously, even without making a mess. Have him crack it on the hard kitchen counter. Then he can easily open it at the cracks himself and empty the content into a bowl.
But to roll out the dough was even more fun.
2 1/3 cups (300gr) whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger, ground
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp mixed spice
3/8 cup (3 oz or 90ml) olive oil or 1/2 cup (125gr) margarine
3/4 cup (150gr) brown sugar
1/2 cup (4 oz or 120ml) honey
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 3-4
Mix and sift flour with baking soda and baking powder, add ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spice and mix.
In separate bowl beat egg, beat in brown sugar until fluffy, beat in olive oil and add honey until well combined.
Start with stirring flour-mix into egg-mix, later proceed with kneading it in until combined. Wrap in plastic paper and put in fridge for an hour.
Roll out dough 1/5 – 1/4 inch (4-5mm) thick, cut out cookies with your favorite cookie cutters and place on a greased baking sheet. Put in freezer for 10 min. Bake for 12-15 min and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 min. before taking them off.
I was using olive oil because of ‘Timan’s suspected milk-allergy, but you can easily replace the oil with margarine. Feel free to use molasses instead of honey, or use half of each.
Enjoy. If you are looking for a stronger ginger taste, check out the ‘Sticky Ginger Honey Cake‘.
What is the favorite cookie your little one just must have once in a while? Is he also going for ‘Ginger Cookies’?