Now I know that everyone is after healthy recipes to keep that New Year, New You goodness going. But this week I could resist making a batch of ginger and oatmeal cookies. I don’t feel to bad about this because they are part of my whole spread the love through little things campaign that I am currently working on. And I only ate one. The rest were devoured by others. See I am practically a saint. So if you are trying to be healthy, why not make these as a treat for someone else, or just treat yourself because it is so darn cold and quite frankly they go down mighty well with a cup of tea.
So there we go, all the reasons why you should make these now.
Well what are you waiting for …
oh yes the recipe – Here we go.
1 tbsp golden syrup
1oz dark brown sugar
2 oz caster sugar
2tsp ground ginger
2oz plain flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2t tsp ground cinnamon
6oz rolled oats
2oz dark chocolate for the top
- Preheat your oven to 180C degrees
- Melt the butter and golden syrup in a bowl over a pan of boiling water
- Combine the sugars, flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and oats in a bowl
- Once the butter is melted pour your dry ingredients into butter and syrup mix and combine
- Beat the egg in a separate bowl and then stir in, mix until everything is combined
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spoon a generous teaspoon of mixture ( space them reasonably generously as they will spread)
- Bake for 10 mins, remove from the oven and leave to cool
- In a double boiler melt your dark chocolate. Once the cookies have cooled use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over. Alternatively you can dunk the biscuits half in the chocolate so they are half and half
Whatever you do, enjoy eating one at least and then package up the rest for someone you love. Why not try it this weekend?