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
½ 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 ºF.
country : Sierra Leone
course : cookies
source : African Cookery : A Black Heritage / Annette Merson