Chocolate, ginger or lemon iced cookies

24 biscuits

Cook’s tip

For ginger cookies omit cocoa and add extra 25g flour, 2tsp ground ginger and 25g crystallised ginger. For lemon cookies omit cocoa and add extra 25g flour and zest of 1 lemon.

Ingredients checklist

Nutritional values

The nutritional value of this recipe:
kCals Fat Saturated fat Salt Carbohydrates Sugar Fibre
Values shown are approximate.
126 Kcal5.2g3.1g0.5g19.2g9.9g0.7g


Step 1

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180C. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together.

Step 2

Beat the butter and the sugar together and add the egg and syrup. Mix in the dry ingredients to form a dough.

Step 3

Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Dust the work top with flour and roll out dough to 0.5cm (1/4") thick and cut into shapes using a biscuit cutter.

Step 4

Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at Gas Mark 4/180C for 10 minutes or until firm to the touch.

Step 5

Cool on a rack and decorate with icing once completely cool.

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