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Best Embossed Rolling Pin Biscuit Recipe

This is the best Embossed Rolling Pin Biscuit Recipe. This easy to follow recipe produces a dough which holds the pattern while cooking and tastes good too.
Course Bakes, Snack
Cuisine English
Keyword best Embossed Rolling Pin Biscuit Recipe, Christmas Spice Biscuits, Christmas Spiced cookie cutter biscuit recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 30 medium biscuits
Calories 40kcal
Author Sisley White


  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 0.5 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 400 g plain flour


  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in the spices.
  • Sieve in the flour and combine into a dough.
  • Once the dough has pulled together wrap it in cling film and pop it in for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough with the embossed rolling pin to just shy of a 1cm thickness.
  • Cut out the shapes you want and pop the pieces on a greaseproof paper lined baking tray.
  • Pop the cut out dough back into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius/160 degrees celsius fan oven.
  • Pop the biscuits in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the dough is firm to the touch and just starting to go light brown.
  • You don’t want them going golden brown or they will dry too hard. You can see how pale the finished biscuits are above.
  • Leave to cool on a cooling rack and once cold store in an air tight container.


•To make them great for all year remove the spices and keep them with a beautifully vanilla flavour.