Gingerbread gift jars

Gingerbread gift jars

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Prep: 20 mins No cook

Easy

Makes 1 x 450g jar

Layer a jar with ingredients for delicious ginger biscuits and present as a thoughtful homemade gift

Nutrition and extra info

  • after baking

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal184
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 50g chopped crystallised ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

Method

  1. Mix sugar with ginger, allspice and cinnamon. Spoon into a jar and pack down tightly. Add a layer of crystallised ginger. Mix flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and spoon on top of the ginger. Put on the lid, decorate with ribbons and a cookie cutter.

  2. Label with cooking instructions: Mix 150g melted butter with 1 tbsp golden syrup and 1 egg yolk. Add to the dry ingredients, mix well, then knead to a dough. Chill for 15 mins then roll out. Cut into biscuits and bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 8-10 mins. Cool on a wire rack.

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julesthenorweegie
7th Dec, 2012
4.05
PS. Here is a link to my blog post where I made them, if anyone's interested! http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.nl/2012/12/gingerbread-cookies.html
julesthenorweegie
7th Dec, 2012
4.05
I was the same as some of the other people here. I had to use closer to 250 g of flour. So maybe you could half the butter instead? I wanted to try this recipe out before optionally giving these jars away, and I'm glad I did! Nont ooonly because there wasn't enough flour in the recipe, but also because once I got the dough all ready, the cookies turned out to be amazing! Crumbling in your mouth, and that lovely soft texture - will definitely make these again!
lizleicester
4th Dec, 2012
4.05
Found my jar was too small and had to transfer to a bigger one so it is the reverse of the picture and a bit jumbled in the middle. Millie's comment has worried me. I was going to rely on these ingredients working without testing them but I'll now try out the instructions before I start again...
lizleicester
4th Dec, 2012
4.05
Found my jar was too small and had to transfer to a bigger one so it is the reverse of the picture and a bit jumbled in the middle. Millie's comment has worried me. I was going to rely on these ingredients working without testing them but I'll now try out the instructions before I start again...
kimber8uk
21st Dec, 2011
There is not enough flour in this recipe. I had to add a huge amount more to get a dough of the right consistency

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