125g of unsalted butter, softened

55g caster sugar 

180g plain flour

70g chopped ginger (or sultanas  or chocolate chips)


Preheat oven to 180C (160C for fan oven)

Lightly grease a baking tray

Cream together butter and sugar until smooth, add flour and fruit to form a dough.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to approx 1cm thick.

Cut into 12 cookies

Place on the baking tray and chill for 20 mn 

Bake in the centre of the oven for about 18 mn until a pale golden colour.

Place on a wire rack to cool. 

Makes 12 

Preparation 20mn, chill 20mn, cook 18mn