Spiced acorn biscuits shaped as squirrels served on a plate

Spiced acorn biscuits

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus chilling and cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 24

Bake simple biscuits using a little acorn flour to add a hint of nuttiness and a slightly more robust texture – ideal for dunking in your tea

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per biscuit
NutrientUnit
kcal138
fat8g
saturates5g
carbs14g
sugars4g
fibre1g
protein2g
salt0g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Rub the butter into the flours using your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar, the egg and yolk, vanilla, mixed spice or cinnamon and bring together to form a dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 6cm round biscuits (or any shape you like). Re-roll the trimmings and repeat. Arrange on parchment-lined trays and chill for 30 mins. 

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bake the biscuits for 10 mins, then leave to cool. Decorate with icing, or dip one side in chocolate and leave to set.

RECIPE TIPS
USING ACORN FLOUR

The flour amounts vary here depending on how dark you want your biscuits – acorn flour varies in colour depending on what kind of acorn it’s made from, so if you have a very dark batch, you might want to add more plain flour.

NOVELTY COOKIE CUTTERS

You can buy squirrel cookie cutters online from White Stuff or Meri Meri.

SOURCING ACORNS

You can buy acorn flour online. Don’t be tempted to forage your own acorns in England – oak trees in some areas are suffering from an infestation of toxic hairy caterpillars that can cause skin and eye irritation and breathing difficulties on contact.

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