Home from school on a blustery, chilly, grey December day. What's a nice treat to have waiting for you when you come in (alongside the inevitable homework) - ah yes, hot chocolate from your favourite mugs and iced spice biscuits, candlelight and the promise of Christmas...
200g plain flour
100g caster sugar
100g butter, very soft
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, organic and free range if possible
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4 and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper. In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together the soft butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour, baking powder and the spices. Mix this in. Add the egg and mix in again- it should form into a smooth dough. Flour the work surface and the rolling pin too. Roll out the spicy dough- I like mine quite thick and cut with cookie cutters. Then bake for about 10-12 minutes until lightly coloured. You can ice them or leave them plain as you wish, but the boys appreciated the green sprinklings on top of theirs.