Lactose-free Christmas biscuits

Lactose-free Christmas biscuits

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With these lactose-free Christmas biscuits, everyone can have their festive cravings satisfied. The scrumptious balance of comforting spices and delightful sweetness will make your taste buds sing with joy.


  • Mix flour, icing sugar, and spices in a bowl.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and crumble it into the flour mixture until it resembles grated cheese. Knead the dough lightly.
  • Add nuts and strips of pickled or candied bitter orange. Knead the dough well and divide it into 2 portions.
  • Roll each portion of dough into a 15-20 cm log.
  • Mix sesame seeds on a flat plate and roll each log in the sesame seeds so they get completely covered.
  • Place each log on a piece of cling film and flatten the sides to make a square form.
  • Wrap the film tightly around the logs and place them in the freezer for ½ hour or until frozen.
  • Cut approx. ½ cm thick slices of the frozen dough and place them on sheets of baking paper.
  • Bake the biscuits one tray at a time in the top of the oven for about 7 minutes at 200°C (traditional oven) until light brown. Check the cookies regularly to avoid burning them.
  • Cool the biscuits on a wire rack.

To achieve perfectly crispy biscuits, ensure the butter is chilled before adding it to the dough. This will prevent the dough from becoming too soft and sticky. Additionally, chilling the dough in the refrigerator or freezer before baking will help the biscuits hold their shape and rise evenly.


Make your holiday season a little sweeter by preparing a large batch of Christmas biscuit dough, shaping it into a log, and storing it in the freezer. It can stay fresh for weeks, so whenever you are in the mood for a warm, freshly baked biscuit, simply slice it and pop it in the oven.

Questions about lactose-free Christmas biscuits

Christmas biscuits are a must-have during the festive season. This lactose-free version of the sweet and spicy treats brings a warm and comforting addition to your holiday celebrations. Continue reading to explore more.

How long are lactose-free Christmas biscuits good for?
Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these lactose-free Christmas biscuits will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. To stack them in layers, use waxed paper or parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. Note that they must cool completely before packing them up to not cause condensation to form and soften the biscuits! If you need to store them longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Just be sure to let them thaw completely before serving.
How to store lactose-free Christmas biscuits?
To keep your lactose-free Christmas biscuits fresh and delicious, let them cool before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. This will help keep the biscuits from drying out and becoming stale. Store them in a dark, dry place like a pantry or cupboard. Avoid storing them in areas of your kitchen exposed to direct sunlight or heat sources like ovens or stovetops.
What spices to use in lactose-free Christmas biscuits?
We recommend using cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom for delicious lactose-free Christmas biscuits. These three spices are holiday baking's best friends, each bringing a unique flavour to the dough. Cinnamon is warm and sweet, giving a rich and comforting taste, while ginger is spicy and sweet, adding a subtle heat, and cardamom brings sweet and floral notes with a hint of citrus.


All-purpose flour
250 g
Icing sugar
125 g
Ground cardamom
2 tsp
Ground ginger
1½ tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
White pepper
½ tsp
Lactose-free butter, cold
250 g
Green unsalted pistachios, whole
75 g
Hazelnuts, whole
25 g
Pickled or candied bitter oranges peel
50 g
Sesame seeds
2 tbsp
Black sesame seeds
2 tbsp

Turn up the cosiness with lactose-free Christmas biscuits

During the holiday season, it is all about embracing those simple pleasures that bring us joy. And what could be more delightful than baking and sharing biscuits with your loved ones? With this recipe for lactose-free Christmas biscuits, everyone can indulge in the comforting treats without sacrificing taste or texture. So, gather family and friends and make some wonderful memories while baking these delicious biscuits.

A round and warm flavour from traditional Christmas spices

There is nothing quite like the comforting aroma of traditional Christmas spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. These warm and cosy flavours have been flavouring festive treats for generations, adding a delightful complexity to sweet treats. Cinnamon adds warmth, ginger adds subtle spiciness, and cardamom adds a sweet and floral spice with a slightly citrusy note.

For a delicious twist, candied or pickled bitter orange offers a bright and refreshing contrast to the sweetness as well as warm, cosy spices.

Wrap yourself in the cosy holiday spirit by pairing these biscuits with a warm, comforting drink. For a spicy option, try our lactose-free chai latte, bursting with festive flavours or, for something sweet and decadent, our luscious lactose-free hot chocolate with marshmallows.