Spiced Pepper Biscuits

Spiced Pepper Biscuits


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About this recipe: A traditional Icelandic Christmas biscuit, which tastes absolutely fantastic. The dough needs to chill overnight, so you need to plan ahead of time.

Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo

Makes: 36 biscuits

  • 275g butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 260g golden syrup
  • 2 small eggs
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr40min 

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in golden syrup and eggs; cream well. Sieve together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  3. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness. Cut out biscuits with a 5cm round biscuit cutter. Place at least 2.5cm apart on a baking tray and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.

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