Iced spice biscuits

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

8oz flour
4oz butter
4oz brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 t mixed spice
pinch salt
4oz icing sugar
1 T water, hot

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Sift in flour, spice and salt. Cut into shapes with cutters, cook at 180C for 12 minutes.
Ice when cool.
You can also stick two together with raspberry jam and ice the top one with pale pink coloured icing.

Very nice as Christmas gifts.

Source: Notebook