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    British Spice Biscuits (Cookies)

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    40 mins

    30 mins

    HokiesMom's Note:

    Posted for ZWT6 - Great Britain Region. These are a traditional spice biscuit (known in the US as a cookie) that is served during holidays and in bakeries throughout Britain. If you don't have all the individual containers of spices - you may use a pumpkin pie spice mix or a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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    Serves: 24



    Units: US | Metric


    • jam (optional)
    • icing (optional)


    1. 1
      Sift the flour, baking powder, spices and a pinch of salt together.
    2. 2
      Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then gradually beat in the egg.
    3. 3
      Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a tsp of cold water to bring the dough together if you need to.
    4. 4
      Press into a disc, wrap in clear wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Heat the oven to 356°F (180°C / gas mark 4).
    6. 6
      On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to the thickness of a coin and using cookie cutters, cut-out shapes. Prick tops lightly with a fork. Lift onto parchment-lined baking sheets or well-greased baking sheets.
    7. 7
      Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden in color.
    8. 8
      Leave to stand for a few minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
    9. 9
      If desired when cold, sandwich 2 biscuits together with jam, and drizzle light icing/glaze over tops.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2010


      Great Christmas cookies filled with jam! I had all the spices but used regular sugar instead of the caster sugar. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for British Spice Biscuits (Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (102 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 78.7
    Calories from Fat 37
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 18.9 mg
    Sodium 69.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 1.2 g

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