Ingredients - Makes 12
150g Plain Flour
1tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2tsp ground ginger
70g unsalted butter, diced
3 tbsp honey
To decorate - White icing and decorations
1. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the honey and mix together well to form a soft dough. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator for 30mins.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180c and lightly grease 2 baking sheets with butter. Divide the dough in half. Roll out 1 piece of dough on a floured work surface to about 5mm thick. Cut out with cutters. Repeat using the other piece of dough.
3. Put them on a baking sheet and if you want to put holes in them, do it using a cocktail stick large enough to thread ribbon.
4. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 10-12mins until golden. Leave to cool on the sheets for 5minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with white icing or leave them plain. I put some little silver balls on mine.
Other Christmas pressies -
I posted the recipes to the fudge, macaroons and the lavender bath salts a few weeks ago so that people could get ahead. But I made everything yesterday to give as Christmas presents so here are the photos:
<- The Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge wrapped in presentation bags from Lakeland and tied with ribbon.
<- The Raspberry and Chocolate Macaroons put into small boxes my boyfriend made from cutting and stapling some cardboard and then wrapped in some snowflake cellophane.
<- The Lavender Bath Salts in Kilner jars with purple ribbon and a handmade label.
<- Small crates made from pallets and filled with the home made gifts and a zinc bucket filled with lavender grown in my boyfriend's garden.
And finally, a very Merry Christmas to all readers!
Stay tuned as I'll be posting some cupcake recipes just after boxing day and New Year recipes!