Soft Spiced Cookies

  
What does Christmas smell like to you? I always associate it with things like cinnamon, spice, and sweetness. These cookies then, to me, are like bite sized bits of the holidays as they are truly made with sugar, spice, and everything nice. Here is what you’ll need:

  

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice

  
First, cream the butter and sugar. You can always let the butter sit out for an hour or so to make it soft and easier to handle.

  
Then beat the egg and add it to the creamed butter/sugar mixture along with the golden syrup. Mix until smooth.

  
Next, add the flour, salt, baking powder and spices. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.

  
Place the dough in the fridge for several hours until very firm. Don’t take it out early like I did.

  
Once chilled, roll the dough into balls and dip in sugar if you like. Place them on a lined tray and bake at 350F / 180C for 10 minutes. This time will ensure the cookies come out soft. A longer baking time will give you a firmer, even crunchier cookie.

  
And there you go, Soft Spiced Cookies, perfect for Christmas! As you can see in the photo, my cookies turned out very flat. This is because the dough wasn’t as cold as it should have been. A much colder dough will ensure the cookies turn out much more of a dome shape. They were still soft and delicious, with the fragrant taste of Christmas. These were also very easy to make and I will definitely try these again before Friday morning. Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

  

 

UPDATE: I redid these, as seen below, and the result was much more delicious. Always remember, chill your dough!

  

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