What would Christmas be without scrumptious homemade cookies? Let's kick off the holiday baking season with these delightful Kuwi the Kiwi biscuits. Perfect for all the end of term shared lunches at school, as gifts or as a festive afternoon treat - this recipe uses very little ingredients and are so easy to make! I'm sure Santa would be thrilled to find these waiting for him under the tree on Christmas Eve night too...
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbs ground ginger
1 cup soft brown sugar
150g butter (cubed)
1 egg (beaten)
1 Tbs golden syrup
Preheat oven to 180˚C, or 160˚C if fan-forced, and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Mix flour, baking soda, ginger and sugar in a bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your hands until combined. Add the beaten egg and golden syrup and stir.
If the dough is too wet/sticky, add small amounts of flour until the dough is workable.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (or more).
Place on a well-floured surface and roll out until about 1/2 a centimetre thick.
Cut out shapes using Kuwi biscuit cutter and place on trays. The easiest way to use the cutter is with the insert in, push the outside down and then press the insert down last. Then pick up the cutter with the dough still inside, and place on the baking paper by pushing out the insert. Take extra care with Kuwi’s beak.
Bake for 7-8 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
You can add jaffas, to make a 'shiny bum'! Inspired by the book, Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum. Recipe from 'Kuwi's Kitchen Kiwi Kids' Cookbook'. Kuwi snapped bikkie/cookie cutter comes free when you purchase the book.
*Copyright Kuwi the Kiwi 2016. The images and recipe used in this post have been provided by Illustrated Publishing and used with permission.