Sugar & Spice and a market tomorrow

Ok, so I am supposed to be baking…but it’s sooo hot and we are aircon disadvantaged and sitting here is so much better.

If you are in the mood for a day out tomorrow, the Gardens Market is on at the botanic gardens in Melbourne, so pop by for a lovely market and some family fun.

In the meantime, if you feel like baking, I know it’s still school holidays and the littlies need some baking entertainment, let’s try some Sugar & Spice cookies.

Sugar & Spice Cookies
makes about 30


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

for sugar & spice mix

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Sift flours, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon in a bowl and put aside
  • Beat butter and sugar in a mixer until soft and pale. Add egg and golden syrup and continue beating
  • Add flour mix and mix well
  • Knead mix until it all comes together and divide in 2, flatten into rounds and wrap in plastic and refrigerate for about an hour
  • Preheat oven to 180 C and line 3 baking trays with baking paper
  • combine sugar and spice mix, and beat egg white with a fork
  • Roll out dough to about 5mm thick and cut out shapes
  • Place on trays, brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar & spice mix

  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until slightly golden
  • Cool on trays

Happy Friday ♥

  • Yummm…Always so pretty too!! Thank goodness it's cold here I have been baking lots lately. Will have to see if I can find my cookie cutters and try these out 🙂

  • Those sound ever-so-yummy. I'm always looking for an excuse to crack open my cookie cutter drawer! {sounds far more grand than it is – just a largish spice drawer in my kitchen dresser!}. Hope a cool-change wafts your way x

  • …again distracted by little stars around my mouse…. umm, yes… cookies. Yum . they look delicious. But I will not lie and say that I am going to make them becasue we both know i won't. HOWEVER IF i EVER DO GET THET URGE to bake i will come here first.
    photos are beautiful x

  • Yummo – thanks for the recipe. We have that cookie cutter too – Little Mister is a HUGE dinosaurs fan! Nic xx

  • Where can I get a T-Rex cookie cutter it's just too cute…you've just inspired me to go raid the cupboard to see if I have ingredients to cook these with!

  • I would like to be somewhere it's snowing, eating these, drinking mulled wine in front of a fire…Dream on girl!

  • LOVE these! WE will definitely be having a go at them in the next few days. Thanks for the recipe and good luck & sell lots & keep cool at the market

  • hi cathie
    i just wanted to stop by & say thank you for visiting *blossom*
    ….my mouth is now watering from visiting your lovely blog

    sharon xx

  • Oh these look yum!! Just read your About Me…you are Greek? My mum is Greek and I saw your delish Greek Almond Biccie recipe. I'm addicted to those!!! My yiayia is always asking how many I've eaten! LOL!!

  • Do you think you could send 'em my way. They look so yum. A market in a botanic garden. Sounds heavenly.

  • Mmm mmm, I do love popping over to your blog but I always go away feeling hungry. Perhaps a little Lindt square will help me along 🙂

  • OH!! Dinosaur cookies!! Any of us who have had a little boy know how wonderful those would be! 🙂