Spiced Christmas Sandwich Biscuits
I wanted to make my grandmother something a little more personal for Christmas this year, so instead of buying a tin of biscuits I made them. These spicy and zesty biscuits are absolutely delicious and come highly recommended.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
for the Biscuits
- 300 g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1 tsp Ground Mixed Spice
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 125 g Soft Brown Sugar
- 150 g Butter, softened
- 100 g Golden Syrup
for the Filling
- 200 g Icing Sugar
- 100 g Butter, softened
- 1 ball Stem Ginger, drained and finely chopped
- 1 tsp Syrup from Stem Ginger Jar
- 1 Lemon, juiced and zested
Make the Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with parchment and put to one side.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices together into a bowl. Mix well, before adding in the sugar and mixing again.
Rub in the softened butter until you have a crumbly texture, before adding the golden syrup and bringing together as a soft paste.
Divide the mixture into 24 balls each about the size of a teaspoon (though obviously you can make them as big or small as you like) and arrange on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten them down once they're on the sheet and make sure to leave plenty of space between them, as they will spread.
Put into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until spread out and crackled across the top.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make the Filling
Put the butter into a mixing bowl and beat until soft. Sieve in the icing sugar in stages, beating well each time, until well combined. Once light and fluffy add in the ginger and lemon before mixing well.
Put to one side until needed.
Assemble the biscuits
Put a teaspoon full of the filling onto the bottom of one biscuit, then place a second biscuit on top and squeeze together, spreading the filling out towards the edges.
Store in an airtight container - they should be ok for a few days, though I doubt they'll last that long.