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English Cookie Recipes.

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Cookies are a tradition in England, although the English tend to call them biscuits a lot of the time. They are very popular, especially if they are homemade. With that in mind, below are a couple of recipes for English cookies that would be eaten with a cup of coffee or a cup of tea, probably in the afternoon.

Melting Biscuits
To make Melting Biscuits you will need half a cup of soft better, three-eighths of a cup of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, the yolk of one egg, 1 cup of self raising flour, 2 tablespoons of corn-starch, one-quarter of a teaspoon of salt and one quarter of a cup of rolled oats.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a baking sheet on a tray and decide on what shape you want the cookies to be. The English love to experiment with different shapes, especially if they are making these for children. In fact look at www.fishcookiecutter.com for a few ideas. Have a sense of humor about your cookie shapes and they’ll feel really British!
Cream the butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy and then add the vanilla extract and the egg yolk. Beat this mixture until it is smooth. Sift in the rest of the ingredients and stir into the butter mixture. Either roll into balls or whatever other shapes you want. Leave at least two inches between each biscuit. 
They take 15 to 20 minutes to turn a golden brown and then you need to them on a cooling tray to go cold before you eat any of them.
Golden Honey Snaps
This is an easy recipe involving the use of honey and golden syrup. The syrup is a thick liquid sweetener that is often used in English recipes, as well as being used to make toffee and used as a very sweet pie filling.
For the snaps, you need 3 tablespoons of golden syrup, one=quarter of a cup of honey, half a cup of soft butter, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 cup of self-raising flour and half a cup of white sugar.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and prepare a tray with a baking sheet.
Put the golden syrup (or a substitute if you can’t find it), honey, and butter into a saucepan on a medium heat, and keep stirring until all the butter has melted and the ingredients have blended together. Stir in the baking soda and remove the saucepan from the heat.
Put the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl and give them a stir to blend them together. Then add the butter mixture stirring all the time so that it is evenly blended. Roll the dough out and make into pieces about one inch round before placing them onto the baking tray.
Bake them for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until they have turned a golden brown. Take them out of the oven but on leave them on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling tray to finish going cold.
Grab yourself a drink and enjoy these delicious golden honey snaps.

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