A note to my American readers - the following post contains culturally specific references. In the UK, a biscuit is a sweet, crisp type of cookie, often dunked in a cup of tea. Cookies over here are rich, chunky biscuits, often with nuts, chocolate etc. Biscuits in the American sense are closer to a British scone.
Now I’ve got that cleared up, on with the rest of the post.
I’m testing a recipe from Nigel Slater for Christmas ginger biscuits in preparation for them appearing as presents in a few weeks. I’m trying different cooking times and thicknesses. This first tray full was rolled out very thinly and has come out quite dark. I like that in a biscuit, but it’s not to everyone’s taste, so I made the next batch a little thicker and they spent a little less long in the oven. Mr Greedy Gardener kindly agreed to a blind tasting and the second batch won.
Nigel suggests drizzling them with a little lemon icing; I’m sure melted dark chocolate would also be excellent. A bit more ginger wouldn’t hurt either. For now, I’ve just sprinkled these with a little edible glitter. The quantity in the recipe made about 36.