Christmas Spiced Biscuits


A bit of a change to the usual gingerbread, which the boys have eaten a few kilos of by this time of year, these biscuits are flavoured with cinnamon, ginger and all spice so still lots of Christmas flavour and smells!

I have used a circular cookie cutter with an icing decorating tool as a press to make the cute snowflake decoration.

This recipe makes 55 biscuits but consider doubling the ingredients and freezing half, this dough freezes very well.


340g plain flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground all spice

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

110g butter

170g brown sugar

60mls golden Syrup

1 egg, beaten


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Centigrade. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

Process the flour, spices and bicarb.

Add the butter and process until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Weigh the sugar into a bowl, spread out and then weig the syrup on top, this makes it easier to pour into the processor.

Process all of the ingredients until you have a smooth paste.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut into your desired shape.

Lay gently onto your prepared sheets and then bake for 10-12mins, allow to cool fully on a cooling  rack.


18 thoughts on “Christmas Spiced Biscuits”

    1. Hi Lorraine, I found this definition of golden syrup and alternatives that you might find easier to get a hold of…

      golden syrup = cane juice = jus de canne = cane syrup = sugar cane juice = light treacle Notes: This amber-colored liquid sweetener is popular among British, Caribbean, and Creole cooks. It’s made by evaporating sugar cane juice until it’s thick and syrupy. Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Steen’s Pure Cane Syrup are popular brands. Substitutes: Combine two parts light corn syrup plus one part molasses OR equal parts honey and corn syrup OR maple syrup (This is thinner, and not as sweet.) OR dark corn syrup (This is thnner and not as sweet as golden syrup. If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.) OR light corn syrup (This is thnner and not as sweet or flavorful as golden syrup. If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.)

      Hope that helps 🙂 Ros

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