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Chef Ray – Cinnamon Ginger Cookies with Lemon Glaze

This cookies are a great snack during or after training, they are easy to prepare but make sure you have enough lead time.

From: Coburn, Emma (2021) Runner’s Kitchen Penguin Random House

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

Glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  1. Place the dates in a small microwave-safe bowl, and add 1 cup water. Microwave for 1 minute. Drain the dates, and use your fingers to peel off the skins. In a food processor, combine the dates with the maple syrup and molasses. Blend until they form a paste, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the date mixture and the egg, and beat until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture a little at a time, mixing until just combined after each addition. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Or place in freezer for 20 minutes.)
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C/355°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, form the dough into 16 balls. (The dough will be sticky.) Place on the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool completely before adding the glaze.
  6. To make the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. When the cookies have cooled, dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze and sprinkle with lemon zest. Let the glaze set before serving.

If you don’t like lemon, omit the glaze and coat the cookie in powdered sugar before baking to give it added sweetness and an interesting design. After forming the dough into balls coat in powdered sugar, turning to fully coat. Bake as directed.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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