Ginger honey cookies

These spiced HONEY GINGER COOKIES make such a sweet little dessert www.bargainmums.com.au

Even if you don’t like spiced ginger flavours, you have to try these Ginger Honey Cookies.  They are cutest, softest biscuits you will come across, and they taste just as good as they smell.  These cookies would be great on their own, but they are even better with a layer of super simple, 2 ingredient icing on top.  You could colouring the icing any colour you like, especially to suit a party theme, but the white and yellow icing suits the honey flavours of the cookies.

 

To make these adorable cookies, first melt together the butter and honey in a saucepan, before bringing to the boil and simmering for a few minutes.  Next, add the flour, some ground ginger and mixed spice to the honey butter mixture and combine.  Then add the milk and mix through until a dough forms.

 

Now it’s time to shape the cookies.  Roll the dough out into 2 logs, and cut each log into 6 equal pieces.  Place the logs on a lined baking tray and bake until golden and cooke through.  Let cool completely before icing.  The icing is extremely simple, all you need is icing sugar and a little boiling water, plus food colouring which is of course completely optional.  We coloured half of our icing yellow and left the other half white, but feel free to use any colours you like.

 

Ginger honey cookies

Ginger honey cookies

Ingredients

  • 20g butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • yellow food colouring

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray and set aside.
Melt the butter and honey together in a saucepan over a low heat, then bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add the flour, ginger and mixed spice to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Add the milk and stir until a dough forms.
Roll the dough into 2 logs and cut each log into 6 pieces. Place on the prepared baking tray and bake for around 10 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool.
To make the icing, add the icing sugar and boiling water to a small bowl and stir until combined. Spread half of the icing over half of the cookies, the colour the remaining icing with the food colouring and ice the remaining cookies.

 

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