1.Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Line two oven trays with baking paper.
2.Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and molasses to the pan; stir until combined. Transfer
to a large bowl; cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the egg, then the sifted flour, spices, pepper and soda.
3.Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place balls, about 3cm apart on trays. Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits are firm to touch. Stand for 10 minutes.
4.Sift icing sugar into a small bowl; toss warm biscuits in sugar until well coated. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Suitable to freeze. Step 2 suitable to microwave. The biscuits will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.