Spiced Easter Biscuits

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Orange zest and cranberries make these Spiced Easter Biscuits the perfect dessert for your next Easter holiday celebration.

Question – what would Bintu’s alternative take on the traditional spiced Easter biscuits involve?

Answers anyone? 

Would it involve orange zest – like in these orange spiced almond muffins.

Would it have a little bit of red in it – she is obsessed with all things red after all.

Cardamom? Coconut? Rice? – bet if she can work these in she will.

Spiced Easter Biscuits @ Recipes From A Pantry

Of course I am working on cardamom and coconut versions of these. But for this Easter, it is all about orange zest and cranberries. Because I am a fan of speckly biscuits, I add the cranberries into the food processor so that they got chopped to ity bity bits. Just the way I like them.  If you prefer them whole, then take the biscuit dough out of the food processor just before adding them in.

Spiced Easter Biscuits

Both mini chefs love help making these – though I am not sure if it to do with pressing start and stop on the food processor (eldest), and rolling the dough (both). But they are happy and I am happy and we got Easter covered.

So we will be celebrate Easter 2014 with these orange spiced cranberry Easter biscuits. How about you?

Cardamom cranberry pistachio sables.

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Spiced Easter Biscuits

A twist on the traditional Easter biscuits with cranberries and orange zest.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 220 g plain flour
  • 110 g butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 45 g cranberries
  • 1 egg


  • Pre heat the oven to fan 140C / 160C / 320F / gas 3 and line a baking tray.
  • Add the flour and butter to a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Then add in the sugar, baking powder, spices, orange zest and cranberries and process till mixed.
  • Add in the egg and pulse for a few seconds until the mixture forms into a dough.
  • Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm and then cut into your desired cookie shapes.
  • Bake for about 15-18 mins until biscuits are golden.
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Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Lovely recipe Bintu, great idea to blitz the cranberries to make red speckles. I’m going to make some sort of Easter biccies with my two, but not sure of what flavouring yet!

  2. Hello Bintu,
    I remember these kinds of biscuits from when I was younger … were they called Shrewsbury biscuits? Anyway, I remember that I loved them and actually recently had something similar when I was in Australia made by a Dutch lady … they had lots of vanilla in and were absolutely deliicious!
    I love that you’ve added orange and cranberries, orange and cinnamon … perfect for Easter!

  3. I love the combination of orange and cranberries, as well as the cinnamon and all spice in these biscuits. I would happily enjoy these anytime.

  4. 5 stars
    Sounds fab! I’m craving something with my cup of coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I like the sound of these Bintu. What actually is caster Sugar and is it different from regular table sugar?

  6. Lovely cookies B. I love speckly cookies too so these would be perfect, I might even throw in some nuts ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Love your idea of breaking the cranberries up in these biscuits. I hardly ever use the food processor though as it is SUCH a pain to wash up. So tend to do a lot by hand.

    1. Because I really, really like speckly biscuits I just have to do them in the food processor.

  8. 4 stars
    Now these sound nice! I’ve never really baked biscuits as I’ve always thought they were a little boring and plain but these certainly don’t sound plain! My mum would love these ๐Ÿ™‚