This month's challenge was ..... Cookies, Biscuits, Treats!!!!!
Twelve Days of Cookies....
Totally my kind of challenge! It was hosted by Peta from Peta Eats.
I decided to make recipe No 5: foaming cookies, using maple syrup. For the second recipe (we were asked to make one from Peta's and one of ours) I made sugar cookies... what else!
Maple Foaming Cookies
340 gm sugar
100 ml maple syrup
560 gm all-purpose flour
225 gm butter
1 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda
30 ml hot water
Preheat oven to 180°C. Rub the butter into flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs or blitz together in a food processor. Melt the sugar and maple syrup together. Dissolve the bi-carbonate soda into the hot water. Add to the sugar/maple syrup mixture and mix quickly into the flour/butter until well combined.
The mixture will be rather runny and shiny.
When the dough has cooled a bit, make balls with your hands, put them on a baking tray and flatten them a little. The tray should be lined with baking paper. I always do that!
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the tray and then move to cooling rack.
There are many variations to this recipe. It is really versatile and you can use anything you want! Peta suggests, i.e. to add 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1
teaspoon ground cloves and 1 teaspoon mixed spice for ginger cookies and even substitutions, i.e. gluten free flour or almond flour for plain flour, dairy substitutes for butter, water, juice or milk substitute for milk, etc..
I really wished I had more time to make more cookies and try new recipes. Also I wish I had the metabolism for it...
I am definitely making more. Peta provided 12 recipes of mouth watering cookies!
I didn't take any pictures of the sugar cookies, but you can have an idea here and here.
Thank you Peta!