Sharon - No photos (yet!) but see if either of these may appeal. We find both far too moreish to bake regularly!!
4 oz plain flour
Pinch of Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons Bicarbonate of Soda
2 o butter
2 oz caster sugar
2 1/2 level tablespoons golden syrup
Sift the flour, salt, spices and bicarb in a basin and rub in the butter. Add sugar. Melt the syrup and stir in to make a soft dough. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of marbles and place them on greased baking trays with a space between them to allow room to spread. Bake at 350 def. F, 180 deg. C, Gas mark 4 for 10 mins. Take the tray out of the oven and hit it on a solid surface to make the fairings crack and spread. Put back in oven for another 5 mins to finish baking.
Ginger Oaty Biscuits
150g butter, diced if cold
1 tbsp syrup (I substituted runny honey instead)
175g granulated sugar
125g self-raising flour(I used plain flour plus 5g baking powder)
100g porridge oats
2 tsp ground ginger
1. Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan/ Gas 4. Line a couple of large baking trays with baking paper.
2. Place the butter, syrup/honey, and sugar into a large saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved and well combined
3. Remove from the heat and add the flour, oats and ginger. Stir until well incorporated, then tip onto a clean flat surface, flatten out and leave to cool for 10mins.
4. Scoop up teaspoonfuls of the mixture (which will be slightly crumbly and buttery) and roll into small balls. Place on the prepared baking trays, spaced well apart and lightly push down to flatten. Bake for 10mins until golden colour.
5. Leave until cool on the baking trays.