Star spice biscuits


Another recipe from my Mum’s old Good Housekeeping recipe book. A biscuit for any occasion but very suited to Christmas or celebrations. This is an easy recipe to adjust to any type of biscuit. Just substitute the spice for 50g fruit or lemon or cocoa or vanilla essence…

125g butter
150g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
225g plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Grease or line 2 large baking sheets and preheat oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F
2. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy
3. Add the egg yolk and beat well
4. Stir in the flour and spice to form a firm dough (add a splash of milk if the mix is a bit dry, or more flour if it’s too wet)

5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface or between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper to about 0.5cm thickness (thinner biscuits will be crunchier)

6. Cut out the biscuits to whatever shape you like best and put the biscuits on the baking sheets
7. Bake for about 15 minutes until starting to look golden

These biscuits have been very popular! Just enough spice and a good amount of crunch. Perfect for a snack or with tea or for giving as a gift 🙂



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