Ginger fruit cookiesUser Submitted Recipe
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar or Splenda
2 heaped tsp ginger
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
2 eggs [beaten and save 2 tablespoons for the topping]
2 Tablespoons oil
2 tsp orange rind
1/4 lb melted butter with 2 Tablespoons syrup melted and cooled.
1/2 tsp baking soda dissolved in a little hot water.
Apricot jam, coconut and mixed dried fruit .If preferred add cut up glace fruits and chopped pecan nuts as well, but reduce the dried fruit.
Cinnamon and sugar mixed together.
Add everything together except the filling and knead till blended.
Cut dough into 4. Roll out each one in an oblong shape 5-6 inches wide and 9 inches long. Spread thin layer of jam, sprinkle coconut and dried fruits. Take a spatula and lift sides to center closing dough at each end and down the middle. Lift by hand onto a baking sheet .Glaze with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake at 350* for 35 minutes. While hot, slice on the diagonal 1 inch thick. Cool. 24 -30 cookie slices. Keeps well in a cookie tin.