Spiced orange biscuits

    17 min

    Simple biscuits scented with orange zest and mixed spice. A nice alternative to plain shortbread. Perfect for dunking into coffee or tea.


    Buckinghamshire, England, UK
    18 people made this

    Makes: 24 biscuits

    • 110g (4 oz) butter
    • 170g (6 oz) caster sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 225g (8 oz) plain flour
    • zest of 1 orange
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease two baking trays or line with parchment.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy; add the egg and beat well. Stir in the flour, orange zest, salt and mixed spice. Add just enough water, a teaspoon at a time, to make a fairly stiff dough.
    3. Roll dough into small balls and place on prepared baking trays; flatten with your palm or the bottom of a glass.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 7 to 9 minutes.

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