Spicy Christmas biscuits

A festive little treat for sharing


Homemade biscuits smell and taste wonderful and are better value than bought biscuits. Spoil yourself and your family this Christmas with this delicious recipe.


Ingredients - Serves 16 Adults

  • 225g /8 oz. of plain flour
  • 175g /6 oz. of low-fat, unsaturated margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 60g / 2 oz. of castor sugar
  • A little extra castor sugar for dusting

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Weigh out flour and sieve on to a plate
  3. Weigh out margarine and sugar and place in a large mixing bowl
  4. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and beat together till smooth and creamy
  5. Add sieved flour, one tablespoon at a time and mix until all the flour is incorporated. Use your hands to get the dough to come together into a ball
  6. Place the ball of dough on a floured worktop and flatten slightly. Roll it out to about 1 cm / ½ inch thick
  7. Cut shapes with cookie cutters – this is especially nice if you can find star or holly shaped cutters
  8. Place the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until a very pale golden
  9. Remove from baking tray on to a cooling rack and sprinkle with a little more castor sugar. Cool completely and store in an airtight tin

Serving Suggestions

These festive little treats can be made in any Christmas shapes you like and will keep really well in an airtight container

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If you don’t like spices in your biscuits, leave them out!

Spicy Christmas biscuits
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Serves

16 Adults

16 Adults

Preparation Time

8 Minutes

8 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

Utensils Needed

Baking Tray, Kitchen Scales, Mixing Bowl, Wooden Spoon

Baking TrayKitchen ScalesMixing BowlWooden Spoon
1/16 of the recipe contains
Energy
604kj
145kcal
7%
Fat
9.3g
13%
Saturates
1.9g
10%
Sugars
4g
4%
Salt
0.2g
3%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (29g)
Energy2083Kj 604Kj
500Kcal 145Kcal
Fat32g 9.3g
(of which saturates)6.6g 1.9g
Carbohydrate46.8g 13.6g
(of which sugars)13.6g 4g
Fibre2.4g 0.7g
Protein5g 1.5g
Salt0.6g 0.2g

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Recipe rating

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