GINGER COOKIES

 

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