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Christmas Biscuits

ingredients

makes about 18
1 stick (8 Tbsp)115 g (4 oz) butter, softened
1/4 cup (50 g) 2 oz caster sugar (superfine granulated)
1 3/4 cup (170 g) 6 1/2 oz plain flour (All purpose)
yellow glace icing
silver balls and ribbons to decorate stars
red glace icing
white glace icing
bought marzipan
currants and ribbon to decorate Santa faces

method

1. Whisk the butter thoroughly in a bowl until really soft, then beat in the sugar a little at a time and finally fold in the flour. Knead lightly until smooth.

2. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to the thickness of a 10p piece.

3. For the star: using star cutters, cut eight 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inch) stars and eight 2.5 cm (1 inch) stars. Place a small star on top of a large one and, using a skewer, make a hole in the centre of one of the outer points of each biscuit. Bake in the oven at 1 50°C (300f) mark 2 for about 25 minutes; cool. Coat the small stars with yellow glace icing and place silver balls at smaller star points. Leave to dry before threading ribbon through the holes.

4. For Santa faces: knead and re-roll the dough and stamp out ten 5.5 cm (2 1/4 inch) rounds. Make a hole with a skewer about 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) from the edge; bake and cool. Use thick red glace icing to make the hat and white to make the beard. Use marzipan for the nose and mouth and currants for the eyes. Attach these with a blob of white icing. When dry, hang up with ribbon.

What did you think?

77 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Top notch
posted by Claire @ 10:08AM, 12/15/07
Excellent thank you! A very simple receipe with not many ingredients, and good for me as I have vegetarians in my class, many thanks : )
Fab!!
posted by Ellen @ 11:59AM, 12/03/08
Such a great simple recipe!! I'm making Christmas biscuits with my class of 5 and 6 year olds so wanted to avoid melting butter etc.. this is perfect!! Thank you very much! :)
Great
posted by lisa @ 08:13PM, 12/17/08
Just what I was looking for. something simple. will do my own icing tho :)
Delicious
posted by Sandra @ 02:46PM, 12/20/08
They were gone within 5 minutes. I had to make 3 more batches.
Perfect!
posted by Dannii, Bath @ 01:07PM, 12/15/09
Just what I needed; a simple recipe to make my colleagues christmas goodies! Will enjoy making them!
Fabby!!!!!!!!!!
posted by chloe @ 07:28AM, 12/18/09
I thought it was brill n that they tasted great
but they looked so good on the picture but i could never get mine to look like that but overall one of the best biscuit recipes i have ever used.
Ooooookkkkkkk
posted by angel @ 11:29AM, 12/21/09
They were hard 2 make and u need 2 say what temperature the oven needs 2 be at first but they were yummy :):(
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