Iced bis­cuits

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Takes 40 mins makes 24 65g but­ter, soft­ened 75g light mus­co­v­ado sugar 2tsp each ground cin­na­mon and gin­ger 1tsp mixed spice Zest of 1 or­ange 1tbsp trea­cle

2tbsp milk 225g plain flour 1⁄4tsp bi­car­bon­ate of soda 250g royal ic­ing sugar, made to in­struc­tions

sil­ver balls to dec­o­rate

1 Place all the in­gre­di­ents apart from the ic­ing sugar and sil­ver balls in a food pro­ces­sor and pulse un­til they come to­gether as a dough. Wrap in cling­film and chill fridge for 1 hr. 2 Roll out the dough on a floured sur­face to around 3mm thick, then cut out your shapes. Put the shapes back in the fridge on a bak­ing tray for 1 hr. 3 Pre­heat the oven to 180°C/ Gas 4 and bake the bis­cuits for 10 mins, un­til just dark at the edges. Cool on a wire rack. 4 Make the ic­ing to packet in­struc­tions. Put the mix­ture in a pip­ing bag and dec­o­rate the bis­cuits. The bis­cuits can be kept for three days in an air­tight con­tain­ers.

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