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Ginger & Spice Animal Cookies

Just like a gingerbread man, make ginger animals instead. Kids will love making shapes out of the dough & decorating their edible masterpieces.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Makes: approx 12 cookies
Suitable for Freezing
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200 g plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
50 g unsalted butter
100 g dark brown soft sugar
10 g golden syrup
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 tbsp milk
white writing icing
  1. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and spices. Heat the butter sugar and golden syrup in a small pan until dissolved, stirring frequently, then allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Stir the syrup mixture, egg yolk  and milk into the dry ingredients and form into a ball of dough.  Cover with plastic film and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C (Fan 160C) / 350 F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to about 3mm (1/4 in) thick. Cut into animal shapes using the cutters . Bake the bisuits for 11 to 12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Pipe designs on the cookies.using White Writing Icing.

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