24 6 2019
Celebrate Matariki, the start of the Māori new year, with these delicious gingerbread biscuits using Pams Finest Ginger Spice Drops.
Matariki is the Māori name for a group of seven stars known as the Pleiades star cluster, so these star-shaped treats are perfect to share with friends and family! Go wild with the icing designs and top with silver balls, sprinkles, or whatever decorative toppings you prefer.
Ready in: 1 hour
- 1/3 cup Pams Caster Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Pams Golden Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Pams Finest Ginger Spice Drops
- 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
- 75g Pams Butter, roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Pams Baking Soda
- 1 ¾ cups Pams Plain Flour
For the royal icing:
- Egg white from 1 Pams Free Range Egg
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 ½ cups Pams Icing Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Pop the sugar, syrup, spices and 1 tablespoon of water into a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to make sure the sugar dissolves.
- Remove the pan off the heat and mix in the butter and baking soda. Once the butter is melted, add the flour to make a firm dough.
- Place the dough in a shallow dish and set aside to cool. Roll out the dough and cut into star shapes with cookie cutters.
- Bake on a cookie tray lined with baking paper for about 12 minutes or until golden and crisp.
- To make the royal icing, use an electric mixer to beat together the egg white, lemon juice and icing sugar until glossy and thick. Use a piping bag to decorate the cooled biscuits and store in an airtight container once the icing has set.