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Sugar Snap Baskets

Someone sweet helped me make up something sweet for someone sweet.
These little sugar baskets are quick and easy. The ingredients are simple and usually in every house hold pantry.

Basket ingredients and instructions:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup rogers golden syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup white flour OR 1/8 cup flour mixed with 1/8 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
(if you are making this for a special occasion you may want to leave out the vanilla and add 1 tsp lemon rind and 1 tbsp brandy)
  1. Over low-medium heat melt butter.
  2. Stir in sugar, syrup and ginger. Cook until all the sugar is melted and little bubbles begin to show.
  3. Add the flour and continue to stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add in flavouring of your choice.
  5. Have 2 large cookies sheets ready, either well greased, or lined with parchment.
  6. On each pan drop 4 individual mounds of hot mixture.
  7. Quickly spread them out with the back of a spoon. They will be approximately 3" round.
  8. Bake them in 400ºF oven for 5-6 minutes. They will spread out and almost touch as they bake. If they do run into each other during baking just cut them where they connect while still warm. 
  9. Take out and allow to cool slightly on pan. They are ready to mould into a basket shape with you can peel them off the pan easily. 
  10. Drape cookies over tea cup or small bowls. You can also shape around one side of a rolling pin to make a boat shaped basket.
  11. They will begin to set up fast so you have to work fast. 
  12. When baskets have cooled and are crisp they will come off the mold easily. Cookies are very fragile.
Filling suggestions:
  • ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • frozen yogurt
  • cream cheese 
  • pudding
  • spiced berry compote
  • hot brandied peaches
  • fresh fruit
  • chocolate sauce

7 comments:

  1. Almost too pretty to eat, but it's always fun when yuo can do that.

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  2. Ingenious! Wow....fantastic. I have never seen this before and it is simply lovely. Well done...this is going to be a great hit I can tell right now! Thanks for the post.

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  3. WOW, love them, Thanks

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  4. oh they look great Kathy, I'll stick them under desserts . . .

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  5. How lovely is that! I think I can find some sweet helpers to help me try these one day soon.

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