The Perfect Festive Bake with Delia Rose

Are you looking for the perfect Festive Bake this Christmas? 
These Spiced Christmas Star Biscuits are the perfect winter warming biscuit; perfectly paired with your afternoon tea of choice....or even to leave out for Santa!
To create these at home, you will need the following ingredients:
  • 100g unsalted butter - at room temperature
  • 75g icing sugar (sieved)
  • 100g ground nuts 
  • 1 tsp mixed spice 
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder (sieved)
  • 2 small drops of vanilla essence 
  • 150g plain flour + a little more for dusting 
  • Splash of milk 


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (fan 160°C) 
  2. Cream together the butter and icing sugar using an electric whisk or stand mixer 
  3. Incorporate the ground nuts, mixed spice, cocoa powder into the mixture and add vanilla essence if using.
  4. Add the flour to the bowl and mix until a dough is formed. You may need to add a splash of milk to bring together.
  5. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the biscuit dough until approximately 7mm thick
  6. Cut the dough into your shape of choice and place onto a baking sheet 
  7. Roll the remaining piecess of dough into a ball, roll out and cut into shapes. Repeat this process until all dough has been cut into biscuits.
  8. Bake the biscuits in the middle of the oven for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden
  9. Check to see if they're ready by gently touching one with your finger. If there is no indent they are done. If this leaves a mark they need a little longer
  10. Remove the biscuits from the oven when they are ready and gently place on a wire rack to cool
  11. Once cool the biscuits can be dusted with icing sugar or decorated as desired 
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