Spiced Christmas Biscuits

Prep Time
Preparation Time
45 mins
Cook Time
Cooking Time
15 mins

A hint of spice makes these biscuits super tasty.  Ideal to use as a Christmas Placeholder, a Christmas Tree Decoration or…simply to eat!

  • Ingredients

  • Biscuit

    325g Glutafin Gluten Free Select Multipurpose Fibre Mix
    ½ tsp gluten free baking powder
    1 tsp xanthan gum
    1 egg, beaten
    75g muscovado sugar
    75g golden syrup
    75g butter
    1 tsp. ground mixed spice
    3 tsp cinnamon


    1 egg white
    180g icing sugar
    ½ tsp lemon juice

  • Method

  • 1. Combine the sugar, syrup and butter in a bowl, cover and microwave for 2 minutes in 30 second bursts until melted. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
    2. Stir the flour mix, baking powder, xanthan gum and spices into the melted mix. Stir in the egg using a wooden spoon and then by hand, bring together to make a sticky ball of biscuit dough.
    3. Lay out a piece of baking parchment the size of your tray. Roll out dough to the thickness of a £ 1 coin. Cut out star shapes or as desired. Pull away excess dough and rest biscuit on the paper onto a baking sheet.
    4. Repeat with the remaining dough, re-rolling trimmings.
    5. Bake for 14-15 minutes at 180°C/160°C/Gas 4 until just starting to brown. Allow to cool and go crisp before removing from the paper.
    6. Decorate with icing as desired and store in an airtight tin for up to 3 days.


    1. On a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat egg white in a clean, large bowl with the mixer at high speed until foamy, around 2 minutes.
    2. Gradually add sifted sugar spoonful by spoonful followed by the lemon juice.
    3. Beat at high speed until thickened.

Are gluten free spiced biscuits harder to make?

No, gluten free spiced biscuits are no harder to make than gluten containing versions. The key is to work the dough for longer, and you may find the biscuit might be slightly more fragile than their gluten containing equivalents.

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