Mix together the flour, spices, salt and baking powder.
Stir in the sugar then rub in the butter until it has the consistency of breadbrumbs. Add the milk a small amount at a time until the dough comes together. Add more milk if needed. Chill the dough for 30 min.
Roll out the dough until around 5mm thick. Cut out shapes and place on a lined baking tray. Chill again for 30 min.
Bake at 180°c for 15 min until biscuits are beginning to brown. Cool on a wire rack.