1Cream the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer until light and fluffy, then beat in the molasses and egg yolk.
2Once the above is well incorporated, add the spices and sift in the flour and baking soda. Mix well before finally adding in the milk. Allow the mixture to come together, then remove from the bowl onto a very lightly-floured surface.
3Knead the mixture briefly until smooth, shape into a round disk and wrap in clingfilm. Chill in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
4Preheat your oven to 160°C (fan forced) while dough is taken out of the fridge and brought back to room temperature.
5Roll the dough out to 3-4mm thick and cut into desired shapes. Place onto a parchment lined baking tray. Allow for a 2cm gap between the biscuits.
6Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of your biscuits. Cook on a wire rack and decorate as you wish.