Honey Jumbles

I just realised that I have been using honey and spices in alot of things lately, I guess it’s because it’s winter and the smells and tastes make you feel warm and sweet.

Have been thinking about making Honey Jumbles for a while and saw them over at Liss’s the other day and definitely had to try them as they look and believe me they smell soooo good! 

My critics advise me they are delicious and very moreish.

Honey Jumbles
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Serves: 24
  • Honey Jumbles
  • ingredients
  • 90g butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Place butter and honey in a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil over a low heat. Simmer for a few minutes, then allow to cool for about 15 minutes
  2. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices and add to butter mixture, gently stir in milk.
  3. Allow to cool at room temperature for about an hour
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding a little flour if needed
  6. Divide mixture into four portions and roll each into a long sausage shape and cut each sausage into six pieces
  7. Tuck cut edges under slightly
  8. Place biscuits onto trays. Bake for about 8 to 12 minutes or until biscuits begin to crack on surface.


1 egg white
1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
vanilla extract
strawberry paste


Whisk egg white in a bowl. Add icing sugar, stirring until smooth, add strawberry paste or red food colour to half the icing. Add vanilla extract to other half
Spread pink icing over half the biscuits and white over the other half. Allow to set




Hope you get a chance to try them, thanks to those that have tried other recipes and let me know the results, really appreciate it.


Have a good Saturday friends

  • B

    Oh my, these look absolutely delicious!

    Where might one find strawberry paste?


  • I love the idea of honey and spices – thanks for sharing!!!

  • Good, arent they! They dont last long at my house…

  • I fear that if I made these I would eat the whoel lot in one go!

  • they look scrumptious – i need some feel good food right now to cheer me up! Great photos!

  • An oldie but a goodie, love Posie

  • No way – my word verification was 'my icing', totally spookie, love Posie

  • TK

    strawberry paste – what is it & where do you get it? My little monkey would love these…..going to have a go this week!!

  • Hmmm, you make winter feel so good! Maybe i could make them today – it's supposed to be summer in germany, but it's cold and rainy. Sugar and spice is what we need 😉

  • I swear my stomach just rumbled looking at that picture! I'll have to be testing those sometime soon!

  • Yum! You inspire me to bake. x

  • Cat

    Oh, you have just given me the most lovely childhood flashback – we used to make these all them time when I was growing up. I remember eating so many at a time, they taste so good, I can't stop at one.
    Thanks for posting this, I'll have to make some with my kids now, and have more childhood flashbacks.

  • Oh I did not know them but they look delish! I agree the little spice make for winter!I also think cinnamon has some kind of anti cough virtue!
    Thanks for sharing Cathie.
    PS: I love the fact that you do not use food colouring in them…I never though about jam?!

  • Oh yours look lovely! Ours are sadly all gone and with the oven on the fritz, not sure when I'll be making another batch – I hope soon! xx

  • Right, I'm on to it. I've transferred your recipe into my recipe folder and I have my serious cooking face on. They look way too delicious not to have a crack. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Oh my! Thanks for this recipe Cathie, how delicious! Love your photo's as usual. Hope you are having a happy & cosy weekend xo

  • wow I didn't even know you make your own Honey Jumbles. Duh. I bet they are amazing!!!xo

  • I wanted to try these for ages. I don't remember when I had these last, I think years. Thanks for the recipe Cathie. Your creations always look so beautiful:) I hope you are enjoying your weekend.xo

  • Wow, these bring back so many memories! Mum would make them often when I was growing up. Delicious! x

  • What sugar sweet idea, Cathie. Your pictures are pretty, as always!
    Sendings a big hug overseas for a wonderful weekend. xx

  • Oh thank you, Cathie. I have a family that love these but haven't found a really great recipe so far. Can't wait to try this one and hope they look as good as yours. Lisa x

  • oh yummmmm….these are amazingly sweet looking..I must try them..I adore the pink icing. Have a fun weekend..enjoying Life. xoxxo

  • these look so adorable + delicious!

    xo Alison

  • Adding these lovelies to my list of things to bake…thanks, Cathie!

  • beautiful Cathie – if only we could taste yours!!! hopefully one day? 😉

  • I know what we are doing tomorrow !
    Thanks cathie – lovvvvely photos as always 🙂

  • Hi Cathie

    It's Beth from The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap here. I have just tried to send you an email with information on who to send your postcard to, but it has bounced back. Please could you send me another email to bethvnicholls at googlemail dot com and I will send it again.

    Many thanks – and fab recipe above!

  • those truly look delicious especially the one with the pink icing…thanks for stopping by my blogs…yours is lovely!

  • Absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of spices you used for this and I'd love to try it soon! I look forward to reading more from you. Cheers, from Foodista 🙂

  • Oh my dear what delectable little treats you have shared…and pretty too…have a lovely week…love Rosie

  • these are so pretty. not too pretty to eat though. lol
    oh, how you inspire me.
    : )

  • Oh yum!! Plus the name… How could something called Honey Jumbles not be delicious.

  • Good evening my dear…I just wanted you to know how much, I appreciate your beautiful posts and all the care you put into each beautiful "gift" you leave, for each and every one of us girls…I have left a wee award on my site to honor all your hard work
    sweet dreams…smile on Rosie

  • i have made two batches of gingerbread in the past three days. oh the smells of winter treats.

  • Looks good! I'll definitely bake them this week.

  • They do look good but after a weekend of baking and extras in our cupboards, we've sworn off it for a while. We bake. We eat. Nuff said.

  • Oh my gosh those look good! I'm going to dig up this recipe when it's winter here!!!!!

  • Thanks Cathie I really loved painting it 🙂

  • that's it – after seeing those pics and realising i already have all the ingredients in my pantry i am making these tomorrow – rain, hail, shine or troublesome children! thanks for sharing 😉

  • Those look delicious! Your pic of them is pretty lovely too!

  • Yummo – Thanks for sharing – I am definitely trying these. My two love Honey Jumbles.

  • Oh my!

    …races off to the pantry!

  • ok they are done! i told you i would make them today! I had to omit the ginger as i did not have any but gee wizz they are yumbo jumbo!

    check out my blog for my pic (so not as nice as yours!!!)

  • mmmm these look amazing!

  • Ta-daa! They're in my blog 🙂

  • Made'em Cathie and they were a big fave, mine were gluten free and cooked in the wood stove and rolled and cut in circles, no icing. Have served wonderfully as school morning tea all week. gingerbready type texture xx Thanks, Tan

  • I was lucky enough to be able to try some of these, and let me tell you people, they are SCRUMPTIOUS!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe Cathie, I'm looking forward to giving them a whirl!

  • HONEY JUMBLES … now that's a stroll down memory lane and right now I'm glad I'm gluten free. Mmmm BUT then again I wonder how these would go being baked with Spelt or Gltuen Free flour! OK I'll set the challenge but am not having a go as I'd surely gormandise the whole lot!
    Ooops just saw Tanya has done it … Delish post as always Cathie 😉

  • wow, they look great! love the name too 🙂

  • These look delish & I love the photo of them in the jar with sprinkles! I've never heard of honey jumbles being in the US but it would be fun to try this recipe! They really remind me of my nana's biscotti recipe (she frosted them the same way with sprinkles). Have a great day!!

  • Whitney

    I don't know how I stumbled upon your site, but I've been reading it for a while now, all the way from Nutley, New Jersey, USA! What beautiful pictures and recipes!

    I can figure out the weights/measures, but what, exactly, is "mixed spice"? Allspice?

    What a beautiful experience it is to come to your site.

  • hi Whitney,
    I can't answer back to you directly as your email address doesn't show up.
    difference is "Allspice is the dried, unripe berry of a pimento tree. It is available ground or in seed form, and used in dishes such as pickles, casseroles, cakes and puddings.

    Mixed spice is a classic mixture generally containing caraway, allspice, coriander, cumin, nutmeg and ginger, although cinnamon and other spices can be added. It is used with fruit and in cakes."

    hope that helps

  • I can't stop making these (3rd time in 3 weeks!) and they are such a hit with family and friends.

    Any tips to make them evenly shaped and sized? Mine always turn out higgledy-piggedly.


    PS I hope your X-mas cookie course went well, I wanted to come but had visitors in town.

  • glad to hear Helen!

    I normally just divide the mixture into the sausage pieces and then slightly form it in my palm.

    let me know if you need anything else and let me know your email address so I can reply back to you directly.

  • OK, I will have to try these! Thanks!

  • I just made these for my Church meeting, and they are Ammaazzing!
    i ate way too much mixture.
    Thanks for posting these wonderful creations 🙂

  • Jo

    thanks for an amazing recipe, turned out wonderfully! 🙂

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