Mindy Belle

Life in the Country

South African Ginger Cookies


500 ml golden syrup
500g butter, soft
2 eggs
50 ml vinegar
50 gram dried ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
500 grams brown sugar
8 cups of plain flour
30 g baking soda
2 teaspoons salt

Mix the golden syrup with butter, eggs, vinegar, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in sugar and mix and sift in the flour baking soda and salt and mix into a batter. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.

Heat the oven to 200 degrees and line baking trays.

Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon balls and place on the tray press down with a fork.
Space evenly on the tray. They rise a little, leave some room.
Bake for 12 to 15 until golden brown watch the base not to over cook.
Cool on wire rack.
Makes about 100 large cookies.

enjoy !!


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