Christmas Spice Biscuits

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    These are great spice biscuits which are very similar to gingerbread. Holiday favorite! I usually double or quadruple this recipe!"

    34 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter
    • 100g packed brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 80ml molasses
    • 2 3/4 cups (345g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 75g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) sifted icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Cream butter or margarine. Add brown sugar and beat. Beat in egg and molasses. In a separate bowl, combine plain flour, bicarb soda and spices. Add to butter mixture. Blend well.
    3. Roll dough out 3mm thick on floured surface. Cut into shapes. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
    4. To Make Icing: Cream 75g butter. Gradually add sifted icing sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Put in a pastry bag with small tip and decorate biscuits.

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    I have made Gingerbread cookies before because I love the taste of molasses. Those were very sharp and I was the only one who really liked them. This recipe is easy! The gingerbread dough is very stiff, and I used my mixer with the dough hooks to mix. It has a lovely mild taste that is spicy enough for me, yet my husband loves these cookies too. It will be a Christmas regular for the rest of my days!!!!!  -  17 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've been baking cookies for more than 45 years, and this is the absolute best gingerbread cookie I have ever tried. The dough handled beautifully, required no chilling and didn't spread in the oven. They taste wonderful, too. The icing recipe included is also good, though I had to add more milk to make it go through the decorator without effort. If higher humidity makes the dough sticky (which I doubt will happen with this recipe) you can always roll it between sheets of parchment paper and freeze it. It will be easy to cut almost straight out of the freezer. Works with any roll-out cookie dough. If all else failed, you could make drop cookies. Throw out cookie dough? Not in this lifetime!  -  15 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These cookies were incredibly good! We didn't use them as ornaments, just made them to decorate and eat. The first batch didn't even make it to decorating, we just gobbled them up! This dough was the best for cutouts. I chilled it for only a half hour and it was wonderful. I think if you changed the name of the recipe to Christmas Cookie Cutouts you would have a ton of rave reviews- I don't think enough people are finding this gem of a cookie recipe Thanks for the new favorite!  -  18 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)