If you're a fan of Sport you're probably already looking forward to the World Cup Final on Sunday and the start of the Commonwealth Games in less than two weeks time. Since 14th June the Queen's Baton Relay has been travelling the length and breadth of Scotland in the build up to the Games in Glasgow. It will travel for 40 days, covering 400 communities with 4000 batonbearers.
If just thinking about all that gets you in a sweat then grab a cuppa, sit down, follow the baton live on BBC and have one of my Commonwealth Games inspired cookies.
Maple Syrup originates from Canada and is a syrup made from the sap of Maple trees, and is traditionally eaten on pancakes and waffles. I decided to substitute the golden syrup usually used in these cookies with some Maple syrup and add a few walnuts, which is a great pairing with the syrup, along with a touch of cinnamon.
Maple and Walnut Cookies
115g Butter, softened
230g Caster sugar
35g Maple syrup
230g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsp cinnamon
- Beat the butter and sugar together
- Mix in the syrup & egg
- Stir the flour, bicarbonate of soda & cinnamon together and add to the butter/sugar mixture along with the walnuts & mix well
- Roll mixture into small balls (approx tbsp) and place on a greased baking sheet, spaced well apart
- Bake in a preheated 170 C oven for approx 10-12 minutes, until golden brown
- Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack
I was provided with a supermarket voucher to cover my costs for this challenge, but the recipe is my own