10 best Christmas biscuit recipes

Deliciously doughy and comfortingly crumbly, homemade Christmas biscuits are the ultimate tasty treat to keep you warm during the festive season. From super-cute stackable snowmen to edible labels that are perfect for giving, our favourite Christmas biscuit recipes are the perfect sweet bakes to put your feet up with.

Spiced persimmon cookies
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Spiced persimmon cookies

These delicious spiced persimmon cookies are made with crunchy pecans and aromatic spices.

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line two baking sheets with nonstick baking paper. Mix the baking powder into the puréed persimmon and set aside. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy then mix in the egg yolk and persimmon mixture and mix well together.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and fold together then add the raisins and pecans and stir well. Drop large tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheets, spaced well apart and bake for 15 minutes until just golden. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing and placing on a baking rack to cool completely.

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* Persimmons may only be available in limited stores

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 persimmon, otherwise known as Sharon fruit, peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 450g (1lb) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 225g (8oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 125g (4oz) butter, cubed
  • 125g (4oz) raisins
  • 4 tbsp pecans, chopped
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