On the seventeenth day of Blogmas... I am going to be sharing a lovely Christmassy recipe tonight. These spiced biscuits are perfect for a social occasion, to give away as presents or simply to be enjoyed over the Christmas festivities. I made these for my work Christmas buffet and I had high expectations of creating something like this. Unfortunately, it didn’t go to plan, but this recipe did make roughly 40 biscuits.
- 175g butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp ground mixed spice
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 275g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
· Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 4
· Beat the butter and sugar until creamy
· Stir in the egg a little at a time until it’s fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth
· Sift in the flour, spices and baking powder, then stir to form a soft dough
· Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
· On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 5mm thick
· Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place them on a lightly greased baking tray, leaving a little space between each
· Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden
· Cool on a wire rack then decorate as desired
· Store in an airtight container
These biscuits are truly delicious; they’re light and crunchy. The spices are subtle. If I were to have stacked them, I’d have glued them together with white chocolate and then dusted the tower with icing sugar and cinnamon.
Let me know below if you’ll be trying this recipe.
Love, Lucy xx