Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I wanted to make some cookies for my colleagues at my secondment job last week, but needed something no fuss, as it was late at night and I wasn't in the mood for making masterpieces.
Flipping through Ladies A Plate, a baking book by New Zealand author Alexa Johnston, I found the perfect recipe - for spice crisps, a type of gingernut cookie. However, unlike store-bought gingernuts, these cookies are relatively soft.
These cookies are very tasty - Alexa herself says that if you only make one recipe out of her book, you should make these. I actually ate 3 of them myself - unheard of for me, as (a) I am not a huge cookie fan, and (b) I would normally resist in a bid to curb my expanding backside.
My friend Tammy has also just posted about these - you can see her version and get the recipe here. I used the original treacle in the recipe (Tammy used golden syrup).
On the same day as I made these cookies, my wonderful Mum sent me some flowers at work to cheer me up: