Chewy Ginger Stem Cookies

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My nearly 4 year old has a really bad cold so I thought the best remedy would be to give him some ginger! So ginger went into his lentil dal and ginger went into the delicious yummy sweet ginger stem cookies.

I adapted the recipe from Ina, The Barefoot Contessa and decided to warm things up with some mixed spice. The gentle heat of the spice along with the sweetness of the maple syrup makes for a delightful combination. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. An awesome treat any day of the week but even more so when you’re unwell!

I hope you enjoy these, have a gorgeous day! Much love, D x

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INGREDIENTS

2½ cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp mixed spice
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground ginger
1 cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup sunflower/vegetable oil
¼ cup maple syrup/honey
1 large egg
1 cup crystallized ginger
Sugar for rolling cookies
Oil to roll

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180°c and line 2 baking trays with some grease proof paper

Sift all the dry ingredients together and set aside

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In a mixer on a medium speed, whizz the brown sugar, oil and maple syrup for 5 minutes

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Add the egg and reduce the speed to low, mix for 1 minute

Slowly add the dry flour mixture into the mixer. This in turn should form a sticky soft pliable cookie dough. You may need to throw in a bit more flour, also stir in thr crystallized ginger

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Grease the palm of your hands with a little oil, take a tbsp of cookie dough. Roll into a ball and then pat down to flatten into a 4-5 cm disk

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Place in the oven for 13 minutes and remove to cool on a wiring rack

Repeat for the rest of the dough. The cookies will get crunchier as they cool down but will remain chewy inside

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No Bake Cocoa Nut Cookies

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Don’t you just love when you give something really healthy to your children. Makes up for all the naughty snacks and foods they some how seem to get their hands on!

With this recipe both parent and child will be soooo happy! I can guarantee this, as this is how I felt yesterday when I made these no bake cookies!

Mine have already disappeared from the fridge mysteriously!! So another batch is about to be made, especially as I promised to take some over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday Party!

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Have a beautiful weekend friends! Much love D x

INGREDIENTS

2 large handfuls of macadamia nuts
3~4 handfuls of pitted dates
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
White chocolate melted

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METHOD

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and grind to a slightly grainy paste

Take a large pinch of the sweet mixture, form into a ball and then pat down into a small bite
size cookie

Take a little of the melted white chocolate and drizzle all over the prepared cookies

Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or so then devour!

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