Christmas Spiced Shortbread Biscuits

Christmas Spiced Shortbread Biscuits


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About this recipe: This recipe for shortbread comes from my grandmother. It is easy to make and it is now are part of our Christmas tradition. The aromatic spices make a delightful addition to the shortbread. I make these every year during Christmas.


Serves: 36 

  • 500g plain flour
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg yolk

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr35min 

  1. Mix the flour, butter, sugar, eggs and spices in a bowl. Rub together with your fingers and form a ball.
  2. Put the dough in the refrigerator and set aside for at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and set aside at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough and use the biscuit cutter of your choice to cut out different shapes.
  6. Transfer the biscuits onto a baking tray. Beat the egg yolk in a bowl and brush the biscuits with the egg yolk. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.

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