Ginger Creams - one to try

just at M&D's and found this one in last week's Good Weekend.

makes 10 sandwiched together. takes 25 mins to make the biccies, more to do the icing)

180g butter, softened
50g (about 1/3 cup) brown sugar, sifted (who sifts sugar??! i'm lucky to even sift flour!)
1/2 tspn ground ginger
200g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
50g (1/2 cup) cornflour

preheat oven to 180'c

beat butter with brown sugar and ginger until light and pale. sift in dry ingredients and stir with wooden spoon until just combined.

roll tspns of mix to make 20 even sized balls.

place on baking tray lined with paper, far enough apart so they won't touch while cooking. press down with 2 fingers so they're about a cm high.

bake in centre of oven for 12-15 mins or until browned on top. turn tray midway if you think of it (these sound like my sort of instructions - allowing for vagueness!)

cool on tray until firm then transfer to wire rack.

ginger icing
50g butter, softened
100g (a little over 2/3 cup) icing sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tspn lemon juice

beat butter with sugar until smooth. beat ginger and juice. spread onto half the biccies and sandwich with the other half while icing is still soft.

store in airtight container.


Dani said...

wow! I'm pressed you sift flour. Sponges are the only things I sift for and I make one about every three years roflmao

Dani said...

that would impressed. Sigh.

brazen's crafts said...

LOL i don't sift flour! except occasionally. i do however give it a whizz in the thermo ;P

btw which dani ar eyou? i know at least 3 LOL and your profile is hidden!