Spiced Almond Biscuits

    25 minutes

    These delicious spiced almond biscuits are flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, lemon zest and brandy.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 125g butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup (50g) blanched almonds, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons brandy
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the well beaten egg, almonds, sugar, brandy, spices and flour. Mix until mixture is well combined.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the mixture to 1/2cm thick and cut with round cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place biscuits onto a greaseproof paper lined baking tray.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.

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    Delicious. People who really love lemon may want to add more zest, but these were absolutely perfect for me. Thanks so much, Kit!  -  07 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was surprising. It had such a refreshingly light taste and I loved all the spices. Next time I would maybe only add 1/4 T of nutmeg though with more almonds and a splash of milk. Also, I used vanilla extract instead of brandy. Yummmmm!  -  13 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I substituted chopped pecans and cognac for several of the ingredients, and the results were pretty good. Another great recipe from Kit--way to go!  -  09 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)