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Perkins Ginger Biscuits

350° F ..15 minutes ..32 biscuits... I love these. They are wonderful with tea.

Ingredients Procedure
 
  • Prepare cookie sheet for baking. Cooking parchment is best.
  • Oven to 350° F (180 C).
In a bowl:
  • scant 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb) butter or butter/shortening combination
  • Cream together.
In a sifter positioned over another bowl:
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 T ginger
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t allspice
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 c rolled oatmeal
  • Sift all except the oatmeal into butter/sugar mixture. Stir in oatmeal. Work lightly together with fingers until crumbly.
Add to flour/butter/sugar mixture :
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 6T (3/8c) light corn syrup (golden syrup)
  • Mix to form a dough
  • Let sit for one minute to finish absorption.
  • Divide dough into 4 parts. Divide each part into eight, and roll each eighth into a ball. Place on cookie sheet. These will get twice as wide and high when they bake.
32 almonds, whole or halved
  • Put an almond on top of each biscuit and flatten slightly.
  • 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

From Taking Tea with Mackintosh: The Story of Miss Cranston"s Tea Rooms.


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