Iced Spice Biscuits

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus at least 30 minutes chilling
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes to 12 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour to 1 hour 12 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

Makes: about 20 biscuits


  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and creamy. Add the egg and honey, then sift in the flour and spices. Mix well to form a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5 and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Unwrap the dough and place between 2 clean sheets of clingfilm. Roll out to a 5mm thickness. Using letter-shaped cutters, cut out 20 shapes.
  3. Place the biscuits on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.