Christmas Spiced Cookies

Spiced Christmas Cookies
9th November 2016

Spiced Christmas Cookies

Enjoy some festive family fun with this Spiced Christmas Cookie Recipe.  Easy enough for little elves to help.   

Serves: 48 

You will need:- 2 Mixing bowls, Electric whisk (optional) sieve, rolling pin, star shape cookie cutter, greaseproof paper and x3 baking trays.

  • 150g self-rising flour
  • 150g plain flour (extra for rolling)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 125g salted butter
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 1 large free range egg

To Decorate

  • Apricot jam
  • x1 pack ready to roll white icing
  • Icing sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the over to 160 degrees C (Gas Mark 3), and line the baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Sift together the flours, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl cream the sugar and butter together until smooth. Add the egg and mix well.
  4. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients and mix into firm dough.  Kneed on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  5. Roll to 5mm thickness and cut into star shapes.  Place onto the baking trays and bake for approx 10-12mins, until soft and golden.  For a harder, biscuit texture bake for approx 15mins taking care not to burn.
  6. Leave to cool in the tray for 5mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  7. While the cookies cool, cut the icing out into star shapes.
  8. Once cooled completely, spread a thin layer on jam onto the cookies and place the icing stars on top.  Once all the cookies have been iced, dust with icing sugar.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.