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Easter treats – crunchy, cinnamon & ginger cookies ðŸ£ðŸ°

April 3, 2015

  

   

 

If you are looking for a fun way to keep the kiddies busy this Easter weekend look no further! These Easter cookies will give them hours of fun filled Easter joy. 

I found these super cute cookie cutters on a trip to my local Waitrose last week. Who could resist them, pastel coloured bunny, chick & egg! So in the name of Easter and fun for the kiddies I packed the cutters in my case and they travelled with us to Antalya. 

I have a lovely recipe for sugar cookies which I make festive Christmas cookies with for the winter holiday season. But a very good friend of mine gave me the idea of making ginger cookies instead, she said Jamie Oliver’s recipe was good. What a great idea! My kids absolutely adore gingerbread men, so why not use the gingerbread man recipe but with these cute cutters. So I went online and found Jamie’s recipe and adapted it to my own taste.

Ginger cookies are not only delicious but totally healthy. This recipe uses ground ginger and cinnamon which gives the cookies a delectable taste and smell which my kids adore. Ginger is great for helping sooth the digestive system and reduces the symptoms associated with nausea. I always take ginger cookies on long car journeys to help my boys with travel sickness.

I hope you enjoy making, decorating & gobbling them all up! My boys certainly did!

Ingredients-

– 1 egg

– 300gr Wholemeal Spelt flour

– 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda 

– 2 teaspooons ground ginger 

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

– 125gr butter (unsalted)

– 100gr soft brown sugar

– 3 tablespoons honey

Method-

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.

– Place the sugar, butter and honey in a saucepan over a low heat. Mix until all the sugar has dissolved into the melted butter. 

– In a bowl mix the flour with the spices and bicarbonate of soda. 

– Pour the butter mixture into the dry mix, add the egg and mix well until it forms a stiff dough. 

– Roll out dough with a rolling pin until its 5mm in thickness. Use the cookie cutters to cut out shapes and arrange them on a greased baking tray.

– Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool. Decorate with the kids or just enjoy as they are!

Happy Easter! 

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