Cracking open a fresh packet of biscuits after school has to be one of the greatest treats ever. Especially if those biscuits are honey jumbles. I’m not sure if it’s the anticipation of whether you’re going to get pink or white or if t’s the deliciously spicy and soft cookie itself, but honey jumbles will always be a favourite.
What if I told you that you could make this homemade honey jumbles recipe in about an hour? That’s right, the dough for these guys comes together in about ten minutes, chills in the fridge and is then rolled out and baked in no time. They are then cooled (for as long as you can wait!) before dipping them in that gorgeous pastel icing.
It’s so easy to have the kids help you with this recipe while learning a few things along the way too. They can hone some kitchen skills like whisking and kneading, develop their fine motor skills when rolling the dough logs, or even practice some maths when measuring the ingredients and cutting equal sized cookies.
I bet you have all the ingredients for these in the cupboard to give them a try today! This is how easy it is:
Homemade Honey Jumbles
Homemade Honey Jumbles Recipe
It's so easy to have the kids help you with this recipe while learning a few things along the way, too
By Erin Pracy
For the cookies
honey: ⅓ cup / 115 grams
unsalted butter: 50 grams
plain flour: 1 cup / 150 grams
bicarbonate of soda: 1 teaspoon
ground ginger: 1 teaspoon
mixed spice: 1 teaspoon
salt: 1/4 teaspoon
milk: 1 tablespoon
For the icing
icing sugar: 1 ½ cups
egg white: 1 large
pink food colouring
1. Place the butter and honey in a small saucepan and heat until foaming. Set aside.
2. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt into a large bowl
3. Add honey and butter mixture and the milk to the dry ingredients and mix well to form a dough. Cling wrap dough and place in the fridge until it's cool enough to handle.
4. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
5. Once the dough has rested, divide it into four equal parts and knead each piece until smooth. Then roll into a 15 cm log. Cut each log into 3 x 5 cm biscuits.
6. Shape each biscuit into an oval shape and place on the baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden. Allow to cool.
7. Meanwhile, make the icing by whisking the egg white until foaming. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add a splash of water if the icing is too thick.
8. Dip each biscuit in the icing, colouring it pink after dipping the first six biscuits, if desired. Allow icing to set then enjoy!