Last week I recieved a gorgeous gift of candy cane rocky road from the fabulous Katie of Feeding Boys and a Firefighter, as part of the Waitrose #bakeitforward campaign. To continue sharing the baking love, I made these cookies for my lovely friend Jane and her boys. Jane lives over the road from me and hers is always the first door that I knock on when I have run out of eggs, washing up liquid or any number of emergency supplies. She is also a very talented lady, and has a fantastic sewing blog that is well worth a look. You will find her at Handmade Jane.
Makes: 10 large cookies
50g light brown sugar
50g dark brown muscovado sugar
2 tbs golden syrup
1 tbsp treacle
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
300g plain flour
Royal icing to decorate
1. Sieve the ginger, bicarbonate of soda and flour into a large bowl.
2. Melt the butter, sugars, syrup and treacle in a saucepan, then stir into the dry ingredients.
3. When the mixture has come together, roll out between two sheets of baking parchment, to about 5mm thick. Place on a baking tray and leave in the fridge to chill for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Use a large cookie cutter to cut your chosen shapes. Place the cookies on a lined baking tray and bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to darken.
5. When the cookies are cool, decorate with royal icing.