Christmas Spiced Shortbread

Not only does this make delicious shortbread, 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.

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.

Source: Shortbread Recipes.

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