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British Spice Biscuits (Cookies)

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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  • Sift the flour, baking powder, spices and a pinch of salt together.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then gradually beat in the egg.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a tsp of cold water to bring the dough together if you need to.
  • Press into a disc, wrap in clear wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 356°F (180°C / gas mark 4).
  • 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.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden in color.
  • Leave to stand for a few minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  • If desired when cold, sandwich 2 biscuits together with jam, and drizzle light icing/glaze over tops.
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"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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  1. ellie_
    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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  2. HokiesMom
    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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