Honey-Spice Biscuits

These more-ish biscuits are a delicious alternative to gingerbread.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 250g softened butter
  • 2 ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ¾ cups plain flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 2 Tbs castor sugar


  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 125g butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  1. Cream 250g butter and brown sugar. Add egg and combine. Add flour a cup at a time, and finally the baking powder, mixed spice and cinnamon. Mixture should come together to form a dough – remove from bowl, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line four biscuit trays with baking paper.
  3. Remove dough from fridge and pull into four parts. Roll out each part in turn on a lightly floured bench and use a cookie cutter to cut shapes from the dough. Transfer to baking tray and sprinkle with castor sugar. Bake in batches for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Allow biscuits to cool on the tray for five minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Beat the remaining butter and the honey, adding icing sugar half a cup at a time. Spread icing over half the biscuits, then place un-iced biscuits on top, matching for size. Store in an air-tight container.

Christmas Tree Meringues

This simple recipe is quick to whip up, gluten free, and quite stunning on a table full of Christmas goodies!

  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • Green food colouring
  • 100’s & 1,000’s
  1. Line two biscuit trays with baking paper. Preheat oven to 130 degrees C.
  2. Beat the egg whites using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually pour in the castor sugar, and continue beating until sugar has completely dissolved. Add several drops of green food colouring, and more as necessary, to tint the mixture green.
  3. Using a spatula, transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a wide star nozzle.
  4. Pipe the mixture onto the trays, layering four circles gradually decreasing in diameter on top of one another. Sprinkle with 100’s & 1,000’s.
  5. Bake in oven approximately 10minutes. Allow to cool slowly (preferably turn the oven off and allow to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar).

Makes 18