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  • Makes 15 Items
  • 60 mins prep

Spiced Christmas biscuits

Spiced Christmas biscuits
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Spread some Christmas cheer with these appetising and aesthetic biscuits. Ginger, cloves and mixed spice will make you wish for a white Christmas while sticky jam and icing satisfies the young ones.


Spiced Christmas biscuits

  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 150 g butter, chopped coarsely
  • 1 egg yolk

Jam filling

  • 1 tsp gelatine
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup (110g) strawberry or raspberry jam, sieved


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups (240g) pure icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice


Spiced christmas biscuits

  1. Process flour, sugar, spices and butter until combined. Add egg yolk: process until combined. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into quarters; roll each quarter between sheets of baking paper to 3mm thickness. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line three oven trays with baking paper.
  4. Cut 30 x 6.5cm squares from dough. Cut shapes from the centre of half of the squares. Place squares and cut-out biscuits on trays: bake for about 10 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool on trays.
  5. To make jam filling, sprinkle gelatine over water in a small cup or jug. Stand in a small saucepan of simmering water; stir until dissolved. Add jam to gelatine mixture; stir well.
  6. Turn square biscuits upside down so the flat side is facing up. Spread about 1 teaspoon of jam filling in the centre of each biscuit; top with the cut-out biscuits. Press lightly.
  7. To make icing, lightly beat the egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Beat in the sifted icing sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until combined. Stir in the juice. Keep the surface of the icing tightly covered when not in use. Place the icing in a disposable piping bag; snip a tiny amount from the tip of the bag. Drizzle half of the biscuits with icing; stand on wire racks until set.


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