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Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Butter Cookies


 
Border Biscuits here in the UK make a gorgeous Chocolate covered Gingernut biscuit.  I just adore them, they are hot and spicy with lots of ginger flavour and coated in either dark or milk chocolate.  They are so crisp they snap when you bite into them and the chocolate melts on your fingers as you are eating them.  A bit of a mess to eat, but oh so tasty.

 
These are not them, but they are every bit as good.  This is like a shortbread biscuit almost  . . .  buttery and short  . . . crisp . . .


Studded with candied ginger and flavoured with ginger extract . . .  just a few drops. If you can't get the ginger extract, then add about 1/4 tsp of ground ginger-root powder in it's place . . .

 
Dark chocolate drizzled over top are their crowning glory and makes them very scrummy indeed.  Dark chocolate and ginger are a marriage made in heaven.  Combine them in a delicious biscuit and you have some very incredibly edible indeed!  Mmmm . . .  soooo good!



*Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Butter Cookies*
makes a couple dozen
 
Butter, crisp and rendolent of lovely sweet and spiced ginger flavours, accented by a dark chocolate drizzle. 

225g of butter, softened (1 cup)
110g of caster sugar (1/2 cup + 1 TBS))
few drops of ginger extract
275g of plain flour (scant 2 cups, sifted)
4 TBS finely chopped candied ginger
50g of melted dark chocolate ( 2 ounces) 

Preheat the oven  to 170*C/325*F/ gas mark 3.  Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. 

Cream together the butter, extract and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the flour and stir in the ginger bits.  Roll into walnut sized balls.  Place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Press down with a fork.  Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until light golden brown and just firm on top.   Leave on baking sheet to cool for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

Drizzle the tops decoratively with melted chocolate.   Allow to set prior to storing in an airtight container.



When I eat these I am reminded of the dark chocolate coated bits of candied ginger we treat ourselves to at Christmas time.  You won't be able to eat just one of these, I guarantee! Bon appetit and happy dunking!


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Marie Rayner
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  1. gonna try these, they look absolutely delicious!

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  2. Just bought some of the Border biscuits this week. Will definitely try these. Roughly how many did you get out of this mixture Marie?

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  3. Chocolate and ginger together-favourite flavours -cannot wait to try these.

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  4. Hi Marie, I hope and pray that u and ur Todd are doing well and just taking some time off from ur blogs, bc u deserve it!
    Giant Hugs to ur family! 👫🐕

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    1. Internet woes Jan! Sorted now. I have missed you all. Hope all to be back and up as usual soon! xoxo

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