• (2) tbsp honey
  • (1) oz unsalted butter
  • (1/3) cup light brown sugar
  • (1¼) cup self-rising flour
  • (1) tsp ground ginger
  • (1) orange, zested and juiced
  • (1/3) cup ground almonds
  • (1) large egg, beaten

To Decorate

  • white fondant icing (I used this recipe, but you can by in baking aisle at grocery store)
  • honey
  • (1) apple
  • food coloring, red and yellow


  1. Put the honey, butter and sugar into a pan; stir over a low heat until the butter melts
  2. Sift the flour and ginger into a bowl
  3. Add the orange zest and ground almonds, stir well
  4. Pour in the egg, butter mixture and orange juice
  5. Stir until the mixture comes together, then knead on a lightly floured surface for a couple of minutes
  6. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and pop in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up
  7. Heat the oven to 350ºF
  8. Roll out the dough until about ¼ inch thick and stamp out the biscuits using a biscuit cutter (I used a 1½-inch round cutter, yield will vary depending on the size you use)
  9. Put the biscuits on parchment paper lined baking sheets
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pale golden
  11. Cool on a wire rack

To Decorate

  1. Roll out the fondant icing on baking parchment and stamp out rounds using the biscuit cutter
  2. Brush the biscuits centers with honey and place the icing on top
  3. Cut one-third off the apple, avoiding the core
  4. Carve out 2 eyes and a mouth on the apple flesh
  5. Mix the food coloring to make orange (I used 3 drops red and 10 drops yellow)
  6. Paint cut side of the apple with orange food coloring
  7. Stamp on to the iced biscuits
  8. Leave to dry

Recipe from woman & home Feel Good Food – Autumn 2013

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Ginger Biscuits