Easy Ginger Cookies
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter, plus extra to grease
125g/4oz/½ cup chopped stem ginger in syrup
50g/2oz/¼ cup dark muscovado (brown) sugar
grated zest of 1 orange
juice of ½ orange
175g/6oz/1½ cups self-raising (self-rising) flour
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly butter two large baking sheets.
2 Put the butter, ginger syrup, sugar, orange zest and juice in a pan and heat gently, stirring, until melted and blended.
3 Set aside to cool slightly, then sift in the flour. Mix until smooth. Place small spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them well apart to allow room for the cookies to spread during cooking.
4 Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.