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Treacle biscuits

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Ready in 2 hours and 30 minutes, makes 20 biscuits.

  • 1 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice
  • 100g salted butter, softened and diced
  • 3 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp treacle
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar, optional
  • 1 tube black icing or piping gel

1. Line a tray with a baking mat or paper.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder and all the spices into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and sugar. Using the paddle attachment, mix the ingredients together until they resemble fine breadcrumbs

3. When all the butter is evenly mixed in, add the treacle and lemon juice. Bring the mixture together on slow speed to form a soft dough, combining lightly until it has an even colour. Mould into a  at slab and refrigerate for 2 hours.

4. Preheat the oven to 170ºC. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 5mm thick. Use your chosen cookie cutter to cut out shapes.

5. Place onto the baking sheet, sprinkle with caster sugar and bake for 15 minutes until crisp.

6. When cool, decorate with black icing to create an even-scarier biscuit.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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