Gingerbread Cookies and Measuring

Boo came home yesterday with a pretty cool thing, a gingerbread cookie.  They made them at school and it looked pretty delicious (not that I’d know first hand as he declined to share it). He also brought home the recipe.  We want to make the cookies together for this weekend since Mr B moves to Germany on Sunday and is coming over for dinner.  But the problem is that I don’t understand the metric measurements.  I have no idea what g would be in cups.  Here is part of the ingredient list so maybe someone can help me out.

  • 60g brown sugar
  • 300g self raising flour (which we have!)
  • 125g butter
  • 90 g golden syrup ( I assume this means pancake syrup??  or does this mean corn syrup – which I haven’t seen here before)
If you can help out I would love to make these cookies with my big (little) guy.  Of course I still need the cut-out and I don’t think my rolling pin moved from the US so I need one of those too but… maybe we’ll just make more of those yummy apple tarts.  Or better yet both!

4 thoughts on “Gingerbread Cookies and Measuring

  1. Don’t have time to measure out stuff now but maybe later. Golden syrup is something common to the UK and is a bit like corn syrup. Neither can be had in Germany, unfortunately, unless you go to a specialy store. I’d substitute with honey or check your supermarket for something called Zuckerrubensirup which is in the jam and jelly section.


  2. You should buy a kitchen scale, they are so much easier to use than cups, especially digital ones, just put your mixing bowl on top, add ingredient one, press tare, add ingredient two, press tare…And I’d substitute honey or Heller sirup for the golden syrup.


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