Homecooked had published Spiced cookies sometime back. These were tweeked a bit to turn them into ginger cookies!
- 2 cups All Purpose flour
- 21/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown or regular sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- sugar for rolling
- Sift together flour, ground ginger, baking soda and salt.
- In a bowl beat sugar,oil and eggs. Fold in the flour mixture. Refrigerate the dough for sometime.
- Taking small portions of the dough, shape them into round cookie.
- Flatten the tops a bit and lightly roll them in sugar such that they are coated with it.
- Place on a well greased tray and bake at 180 deg.C for 12-15 minutes.
Source: Original recipe of Spiced Cookies can be found here.
Mandira’s notes: Do you remember long ago Brittania used to make these awsome ginger cookies? With a wonderful balace of ginger flavour and sugar? My family was crazy about those. We used to have them with tea, pack it in lunch boxed,layer them up with custard to make puddings. Then one fine day, the stupid company stopped making the cookies. Ever since them, I have been looking for those exact cookies. No bakery near by makes those kind of cookies and till sometime back I wasnt into baking. When HC published the spiced cookies’ recipe, it made me think of the ginger cookies. So I eliminated all other flavouring except ginger and tried making the cookies. They turned out nice, except a tad dry. The dryness could have been a result of my leaving the cookies for a few minuted in the over after they were baked. All in all, these are good to taste and easy to put together. But I would like a stronger ginger taste. Dry ginger poweder is just not gingery enough. Do you have any suggestions?
The original recipe gives you about 35 cookies. I made half that quantity.