Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – Christmas Biscuits

Good afternoon friends,

If you’re looking for quick, easy, classic Christmas style biscuits, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.

Christmas Biscuits

I bought a pack of 10 Christmas cutters for just £4.99 from amazon, and a variety of icing pens and sprinkles from B&M for a few quid each

Ingredients
100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature100g/3½oz caster sugar1 free-range egg lightly beaten1 tsp vanilla extract275g/10oz plain flour

To decorate
400g/14oz icing sugar
3-4 tbsp water
2-3 drops food colourings
Edible glitter

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.

  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

  • Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.

  • Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray. To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit using a straw.

  • Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

  • For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

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

A no fuss recipe, for relaxing and fun decorating fun by yourself or with family, FYI the biscuits go well with a cuppa tea

Kaya •