125 baking butter
55g white sugar
180g self raising flour
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tablespoon ground ginger powder
optional – 80grams of lemon candied jelly sweets (I do this sometimes and makes them next level yummy)
Or you can add 40g of cake sprinkles to add extra sweetness and a cute decoration. This time I added golden yellow sprinkles that look like ginger pieces.
Mix well until a dough is formed, tip out and roll into a long log the width of your desired cookies. Wrap in baking paper and put in the fridge for a good 45 mins to an hour until quite firm.
Slice off into cookie sized slices, I like to shape mine a little to make them prettier.
Place on a baking tray with a gap between each of a couple of cm as they do spread a little.
Cook at gas mark 6 near the top of your oven, until the cookies are browning on top.
Usually 15 – 20 minutes.
They stay soft while very hot so leave them to cool and harden.
Eat warm and enjoy.