Christmas Spiced Shortbread recipe

These are beautifully spiced biscuits that will make your whole home smell like Christmas.


  • 500g flour
  • 250g butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3 whole eggs + 1 extra egg yolk
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. ginger


  1. Mix the butter, sugar, eggs (not the yolk) and spices in a bowl until you get a smooth creamy paste.

  2. Sift in the flour. Rub the mixture with the pads of your fingers until it starts to come together and then form it into a ball.

  3. Pop it in the fridge for two hours to chill so it will be easier to roll.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

  5. Roll the dough out and cut out into the shapes of your choice. A Christmas tree is lovely for Christmas biscuits.

  6. Brush the biscuits with the extra yolk. Bake for 15 minutes.

You could poke a hole into the top of these before baking so that you could thread ribbon through them and make them a Christmas tree decoration.

Author: Laura Young.

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Comment by Mark Cousins on 21st December 2013:

Truly awful recipe. Nothing like shortbread at all. Wasted all those ingrediants and time.

500gabout 18 oz (17.6365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
250gabout 9 oz (8.81825 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
180C350F / Gas Mark 4


Published: December 13, 2010