This recipe is popular in West Africa. Even though cookies are not traditionally West African, they have become increasingly popular since they were introduced many years ago by expatriates.


2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

6 tbls. sugar

3 tsp. ginger

tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. ground red pepper

6 tbls. butter

4 tbls. milk


Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Rub in the butter until you get the consistency of a pie dough. Then add liquid and mix into a fim dough. Roll out on a floured board to 3/8‘’ thick. Cut into circles. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 F.


Serves 8.


country : Sierra Leone

course : cookies


source : African Cookery : A Black Heritage / Annette Merson