Ginger Kisses


I am your stereotypical sports fan: give me a team to support and a small knowledge of the rules and I am cheering at the screen every game. Lately I have been watching cricket. The Black Caps are doing so well (seriously, did you see the game last night?!) and my heart is swelling with this sense of nationalistic pride. So I wanted to bring you a recipe that is pretty darn kiwi. These are Ginger Kisses.

Ginger kisses are kind of like whoopie pies. They are soft, cakey biscuits spread with mock cream and stuck together as delicious little morsels. We didn't have them often growing up so when they were in the cupboard they were absolutely savoured! I don't think you can get them outside of the south pacific so today we are going to make them.

You should make these cause
they are the perfect combo of spicy ginger and sweet filling
they look cute
they are soft pillows of deliciousness
they are totally shareable
kiwi pride

GINGER KISSES

PREP
25g butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
¼ cup golden syrup
2 eggs
2 ½ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1 ¾ cup flour
2 Tbsp milk 
mock cream

Preheat oven to 180°C
Prepare a piping bag

DO
Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Mix through golden syrup and then add eggs one at a time.
Mix in flour, baking powder and ground ginger.
Stir through milk (use more or less to get to a thick but pipeable consistency)
Pipe little rounds of ginger mix on a baking sheet. Try to keep these about 1.5 inches wide.
Bake for 5-7 minutes or just cooked.

Once cooled, sandwich two cookies with some mock cream. These kisses will last ~3 days in an airtight container.

xo Kirste Isabel

p.s I made a gif!!!!!! :)