spiced christmas biscuits

These Christmas biscuits are so easy to make and are perfect for the winter holidays with their spicy flavour. It is a great recipe to get children involved with, especially the decorating at the end – the fun part!

You can create whatever you wish with this recipe, such as stars, Christmas trees, hearts or reindeer. They can even be personalised as gifts and presented in clear cellophane and tied with a festive ribbon.

christmas biscuits served

You will need:

Cookie Cutters

3 baking trays (for approximately 50 small biscuits)

Spiced Christmas Biscuits

Spiced Christmas Biscuits

Recipe by Paul Steele
5 from 2 votes

These Christmas biscuits are so easy to make and are perfect for the winter holidays with their spicy flavour.

Course: SnacksDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time






  • 250 g 250 self raising flour

  • 1 tsp 1 ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp 1 ground ginger

  • 1 tsp 1 mixed spice

  • 130 g 130 unsalted butter

  • 130 g 130 light muscovado sugar

  • 70 g 70 ground almonds

  • 1 tsp 1 almond extract

  • 1 1 egg – beaten


  • Preheat your oven to 170°c (340°F)
  • Line the trays with baking paper
  • Sift the flour and spices into a large mixing bowl
  • Cut the butter into small chunks and rub into the flour
  • Stir in the muscovado sugar and the ground almonds
  • Pour in the beaten egg and almond extract, mix up then bind the pastry by pressing it all together
  • take out of the bowl and knead, until the mixture is sticking together and can form a ball
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  • When the pastry is chilled, roll it out into a lightly floured surface to about 5 mm thickness
  • Cut into your desired shapes and bake for 10-15 minutes. When they are done they shall be golden around the edges. Bring out and leave to cool
  • As the biscuits will have expanded slightly, you can use the same cutter to get the desired icing shape. best to use fondant icing as it is more malleable and you can create more designs much easier.

It is easy to buy edible glitter and paint online too. Just make sure it is edible!

a plate of christmas biscuits

Have fun making, and enjoy.

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