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Easy Recipe for Christmas Biscuits

 

What better way to say 'Merry Christmas' to friends or relatives than with a tin of homemade biscuits? These delicious biscuits are best shared but if you want to keep them all for yourself, we promise we won't tell!

 

And if you rope your kids into it, then they'll make excellent (and cheap!) Christmas gifts for relatives.

 

If you would like to make the biscuits into Christmas tree decorations, before baking carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit mixture using a straw.

 

Here is the recipe for these 'quick and easy to make' Christmas biscuits. Remember to wash your hands with soap and warm water before you start making the biscuits and unless you want hairy biscuits, I suggest that you tie your hair back especially if it is long!

 

Ingredients

 

100g unsalted butter. Soften first at room temperature.

100g caster sugar or 60g soft brown muscovado sugar.
1 lightly beaten egg

1 tsp vanilla extract, OR a couple of tsp of finely grated orange or lemon peel. This will add flavour to the biscuits.

275g plain flour

 

To decorate the Christmas biscuits


400g icing sugar

3-4 tbsp water

2-3 drops food colouring

Edible glitter

 

Method

 

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

2. Line a baking tray with a sheet of greaseproof paper.

3. Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.

4. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract or grated fruit peel a little at a time, until well combined.

5. Add the flour and mix until the ingredients come together as a dough.

6. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface.

7. To cut shapes out of the dough, use a festive biscuit cutter or anything that will cut out the desired biscuit shapes. Carefully place the cut dough onto the baking tray.

To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit mixture using a straw.

8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.

9. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool and harden.

10. To make the icing sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually stir in enough water to make a smooth mixture. If you just want one colour then add the food colouring now.

If you want to use different colours for the icing, you will need to put smaller amounts of the icing sugar mixture into individual bowls and then add a few drops the colouring to each.

11. Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a spoon or knife and sprinkle over the glitter. Set aside until the icing hardens.

 


Don't forget to leave out a Christmas biscuit for Santa on Christmas eve.

 

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