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Decorated christmas biscuits

Serves 12
Prep time: 15 Mins
Cooking time: 15 Mins

Simple scrumtptious biscuits, perfect for gifts or decorations.

Ingredients

Method

  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100 g butter, cubed
  • 100 g Chelsea dark cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup Chelsea honey maple syrup
  • 2 Eggs, size 6
  • 300 g Chelsea icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • ribbon, silver balls, Chelsea coffee sugar crystals, for decoration
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Biscuits

  1. Mix flour, salt, baking powder and spice in a food processor bowl.
  2. With the food processor running add the pre-measured butter, sugar, syrup and eggs and mix until it's a firm dough.
  3. Wrap dough in cling film and refrigertate for an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170Âșc.
  5. Cut the chilled dough in half and roll out to about 5mm thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Using the biscuit cutters cut into Christmassy shapes and using a plastic straw or icing nozzle cut a small hole at the top of each biscuit.
  7. For a full batch do this again with your remaining dough and scraps.
  8. Place your uncooked biscuits on a tray lined with baking paper and put in the middle of the oven for 10-15minutes.
  9. When the biscuits are light borwn take them out and cool them on a wire rack.

Icing

  1. Sift icing sugar into a bowl, gradually add hot water until you've got a smooth paste.
  2. Pipe the icing onto yuor cooled biscuits and decorate.
  3. Once the icing has set you can thread ribbon or cotton through the holes.
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