Recipe for December

Spiced festive biscuits

Sent in by Anne Kinsman


For biscuits:

350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling
200g butter
175g dark brown sugar
1 table spoon golden syrup
1 table spoon bicarbonate of soda
1 large egg
Half teaspoon ground cinnamon
Half teaspoon ground nutmeg
Half teaspoon ground ginger

For the decoration:

100g white chocolate melted
Or 100g icing sugar.
Sprinkles or silver baubles.


1. Gently warm the butter, sugar and golden syrup over a low heat until it has melted. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl making a well in the centre to pour the wet ingredients into. Mix until a workable dough forms. Once cooled wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for at least one hour to chill.
2. Preheat the oven to 190c fan oven 175c gas mark 5 and line two baking trays with baking paper. Meanwhile roll out the biscuit dough onto a lightly floured surface to around half centimetre thick and cut out the biscuits using festive shapes of choice. Reroll leftover dough and cut until none left over. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until a golden brown.
3. Once cooled on a wire rack place either melted chocolate or icing sugar that has been mixed with warn water to form a thick paste into a piping bag and use to decorate the biscuits adding baubles and other decorations while the icing is still wet.
Let dry completely.

Happy Christmas to all and enjoy.