Ginger biscuit snowflakes

Gift these festive-themed ginger biscuits to friends at Christmas time. They're made with our universal dough recipe, cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice

Makes 20-25


batch of universal dough (see below)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
plain flour, to dust
125g icing sugar


Make the universal dough, but add the cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice to the flour mixture. Chill the dough for 15 mins. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line two large baking sheets with baking parchment. Dust a clean work surface with flour and roll out the dough to the thickness of a pound coin, before cutting out biscuits using a 6cm snowflake cutter. Arrange the biscuits on the baking trays. Re-roll any offcuts and repeat the process.

Bake for 10-12 mins until the edges are set. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Mix the icing sugar with 1 tbsp water until you have a pipeable consistency. Fill a piping bag with the icing and decorate the biscuits as you like. Will keep in an airtight container for three days.