- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 160degrees/140fan Grease a large baking sheet
- STEP 2
Mix together the flour, sugar and spices Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
- STEP 3
Add a dollop of food colouring and knead the mixture until it forms a dough, add a little milk if needed. At this stage add more food colouring to reach your desired colour
- STEP 4
Take a heaped teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball, Mark vertical lines in the side of the ball to form a pumpkin shape, go quite deep to prevent the lines fading out while cooling.
- STEP 5
Place a clove into the top of each ball and place it onto the tray. Continue until all the dough has been used up
- STEP 6
Bake for around 35minutes or until the biscuits are firm and the bases have darkened, if baked too little they will be raw in the middle!
- STEP 7
Leave to cool before enjoying!