Iced and Spiced Biscuits Recipe

They might take time to decorate but these pretty biscuits make a fab Christmas gift


General info

Serves: Makes about 24
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 65g butter
  • 75g light muscovado sugar
  • 2tsp each ground cinnamon and ginger
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • zest of a small orange
  • 1tbsp treacle
  • 2tbsp milk
  • 225g plain flour
  • large pinch bicarbonate of soda

Preparation

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it comes together as a soft dough. Wrap in clingwrap; place in the fridge for an hour.
  2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to around 3mm thick, then cut out your shapes. You can re-roll as much as you like. Put the dough shapes back in the fridge for an hour. Heat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until they are just going darker at the edges. Cool on a rack.
  3.  For the icing: whisk together an egg white and a squeeze of lemon juice, then add icing sugar, at least 250g, if you want icing thick enough to pipe lines.
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