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Spicy Christmas Cookies

Cooking Time
10-12 min Minutes
35-40 cookies


  • 1

    Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Combine the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Slowly add the egg and syrup and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking powder and spices and mix thoroughly.
  • 2

    Step 2

    Knead the mixture together to make a smooth dough. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 3mm and using Christmas shaped cookie cutters, cut out various shapes and sizes of your choice.
  • 3

    Step 3

    If you wish to hand the biscuits as Christmas tree decorations, make holes at the top of each shape with a skewer to thread ribbon through once cooked.
  • 4

    Step 4

    Arrange the cookies on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 10-12 minutes until pale golden. Leave to harden on the tray for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
  • 5

    Step 5

    To decorate the cookies, make up the icing according to pack instructions. Divide the icing between different bowls, pour a few drops of each food colouring into the icing and mix well.
  • 6

    Step 6

    Using a piping bag or a teaspoon, ice the cookies and decorate with coloured writing icing and silver balls.
  • 7

    Step 7

    Once the icing has set, thread ribbon through the holes to hang.


17 Total
  • 100 g Country Range Butter
  • 100 g demerara sugar
  • 200 g golden syrup
  • 1 tsp Country Range Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Country Range Ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp Country Range Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Country Range Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Country Range Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Country Range Baking Powder
  • 500 g Country Range Baking Powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • For the icing and trimmings:
  • 250 g instant royal icing
  • food colouring (various colours)
  • coloured writing incing
  • silver balls
  • coloured ribbon or thread

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