Spiced Christmas Biscuits

    8 hours 35 min

    These delicious treats are chewy, nutty, warmly spiced and packed full of zesty goodness. They are gluten and dairy free! Enjoy during the Christmas season.

    2 people made this

    Makes: 24 biscuits

    • 250g honey
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 50g cut mixed peel
    • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 125g blanched almonds, chopped
    • 300g gluten-free plain flour
    • 50ml kirsch (cherry brandy)
    • Glaze
    • 75g icing sugar
    • cold water as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:8hr drying  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

    1. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Bring honey to the boil in a small pan. Stir in sugar until it has dissolved completely. Add cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Pour the mixture into a large bowl.
    3. Add the mixed peel, zest, almonds and kirsch and mix well. Sieve in the flour and knead well.
    4. Transfer warm dough to baking tray. Roll out to 3cm thickness. Cover with clean tea towel and let dry overnight.
    5. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven.
    7. Make the glaze, mix icing sugar with just enough water to form a smooth icing. Brush over biscuit, cut into bars. Allow to cool and dry on baking tray.

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    This recipe is lovely. I wanted a little treat for after dinner and this reminded me so much of my childhood. They taste a lot like German Stollen Bread, but in biscuit form. Very yummy and you wouldn't know they are dairy and gluten free. The time in my oven was closer to 10 minutes as my oven runs a little warm. Just keep an eye on them and when your whole house starts smelling like Christmas you know they are ready.  -  03 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)