Make your own Numberjacks biscuits.
You will need:
- A grown-up's help to make the Numberjack biscuits
- 170g plain flour
- 60g cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 85g brown sugar
- 2 tblsp golden syrup
- 2 tblsp milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/5 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 170g sieved icing sugar
- Some water
- Food colouring if desired
- Small jelly sweets or chocolate drops
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.
What to do:
First, weigh out all your ingredients and pre-heat the oven to 350F (180C).
Mix the flour and spices together in a large bowl. Add the butter and use your fingers to rub the mixture thoroughly. Add the brown sugar.
In another bowl, mix the syrup, milk and egg yolk and add it to your mixture. Stir until you have a smooth paste.
Roll out the pastry using your hands, and shape into numbers 0-9, or lots of your favourite number. Place on a baking tray and chill for 10 minutes.
Bake at a medium heat for 10 or 12 minutes, until biscuits are golden. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Once the biscuits are cool, add some water to the icing sugar and add food colouring. Ice in your favourite colour and add sweets for eyes.