Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 12 - 15 minutes
250g self raising flour, sifted
100g plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt
200g caster sugar
½tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp ground ginger
1tbsp golden syrup
1 large egg, lightly beaten
200g plain chocolate, chopped into large chunks
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F. Grease and line two baking trays. Mix together the flours, salt, caster sugar, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger in a mixing bowl. Heat the butter with the syrup until the butter has melted, cool and then stir into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Beat in the egg and chopped chocolate.
Divide the dough into 15 balls and place on the trays leaving a large gap between each as the cookies will spread during cooking. Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. Leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes then transfer to a rack with a spatula to cool.