Honeybread biscuits

Honeybread biscuits

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Prep: 1 hr Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins in batches


Makes a good few depending on cutter size (we made 22 with a 6cm bee cutter)
Serve these decorative cookies alongside fruit and cream desserts, or package in cellophane and include in a gift hamper

Nutrition and extra info

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  • 300g plain flour
  • 100g diced butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 large egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g clear honey


  1. Put flour, butter, mixed spice, ginger, sugar, egg and honey in a food processor. Whizz to a smooth dough.

  2. Roll out on a lightly flour-dusted surface to £1 coin thickness, then stamp out shapes. Bake on trays at 200C/180C fan/ gas 6 for 10-12 mins until crisp and golden brown.

  3. After baking, brush the wings with a little runny icing, then dip into granulated or caster sugar to coat. Add stripes with small writing icing pens - you can buy packs in the supermarket with both black and yellow tubes.

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Comments (2)

jasminebro's picture

Great quick recipe. Not sure why it says prep 1 hour - I nearly didn't bother with the recipe because of this - but luckily read on and was able to use this recipe to quickly prepare simple Christmas biscuits with the children.

gfmcmillan's picture

These take 10 minutes to prepare and then my daughter has a great time stamping out biscuits. They keep very well and are nice topped with lemon icing and sugar sprinkles. I make mine with golden syrup instead of honey as that is what I have in the cupboard.

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