Spiced christmas biscuits

These gorgeous Christmas biscuits are such fun for your little ones to help cut out and decorate. Plus, they make tasty holiday gifts for family and friends.


1 cup (150g) plain flour

1 cup (150g) wholemeal plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or mixed spice

1/2 cup (110g) rapadura sugar or brown sugar

200g butter, softened

1 egg


Silver cashous, for decorating

Melted dark chocolate, for dipping (optional)

  • Makes about 30


Place all ingredients, except the decorations, in a food processor or Thermomix and pulse until the mixture starts to ball around the blade. 

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Divide the dough in half, form each half into a disc shape and wrap in plastic wrap (cling film). Refrigerate for 1 hour. (You can keep the dough in the refrigerator for up to 1 week before baking, or in the freezer for 2 months before thawing and baking).

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Roll the dough out to 5mm thickness. Use a Christmas tree cutter and star-shaped cutter to cut out the biscuits, arranging on the prepared trays. Lightly re-roll and cut out any leftovers.

Use silver cashous to decorate your biscuits. Bake in the oven for 8-10 until golden. Cool on wire racks.

Once cool, dip the trunks of the trees in melted chocolate (if desired). Set aside on baking paper until chocolate sets.

Note: if you don’t have wholemeal flour on hand, you can use all regular plain flour.