Spiced Biscuit People

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 55 min.
Ready in

Ingredients

for
20
For the dough
3 cups
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
ground ginger
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 pinch
ground Cloves
¼ teaspoon
grated Nutmeg
1 pinch
½ cup
¾ cup
1
4 tablespoons
To decorate
1 tube
1 tube
1 tube

Preparation steps

1.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
2.
Beat together the egg and golden syrup. Add to the dry ingredients and mix to a dough. Knead briefly until smooth, then wrap in clingfim and chill for 15 minutes.
3.
Heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
4.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface about 0.5cm|1/4" thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter or a card template.
5.
Place on the baking trays and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden. Cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
6.
Decorate with the writing icings as in the photo.