Spiced Christmas Biscuits


Make the perfect Christmas biscuits with a hint of festive spice this is a great recipe to involve the kids, and let them use tree, star or snowflake cutters to make these crunchy treats.

Ingredients

125g Butter

125g Light soft brown sugar

125g Golden syrup

375g Plain flour

2 Tsp ground mixed spice

Tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 Tsp cold water

1 Egg, beaten

Icing sugar

Water to mix

Sprinkles and decorations

Method

- Preheat the oven to 170C fan/190C conventional/Gas 5

- Place the butter, sugar and syrup in a heavy based saucepan and melt over a medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once melted, turn off the heat

- Combine the flour and spices in a large bowl

- Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the water in a small dish or cup then stir into the butter and syrup mixture. As soon as it is combined, pour into the dry ingredients in the bowl, add the egg and stir well to combine. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour to firm up

- Once the mixture has rested, take a third of it out of the fridge and roll out on a lightly floured board. Use tree or star cutters to make festive shapes, then carefully transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes until golden. Repeat with the rest of the mixture

- Allow to cool before decorating with icing and sprinkles.
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