It’s officially okay to talk Christmas now and I’ve been pretty excited, especially as my little girl, Edith understands it all a little more this year. Last year she was only 2 months old but this year at 14 months she’ll be able to appreciate things differently.
I’m not going to lie, I do love a bit of tat at Christmas. Well I did. I think I might have grown up. This year I want to keep things simple. Maybe it’s because I know that Edith will pull everything down. A Christmas tree that’s out of the way is called for!
And because Christmas can be a little bit bright and over the top sometimes (just sometimes, I do love a bit of OTT) I decided to make tree biscuits that would look great on a tree and also a little bit “IG Friendly”, I hate myself a little for saying that haha.
In all seriousness this recipe is great, the biscuits are tasty and they look good too. What more could you want?
200g self raising flour
50g caster sugar
50g soft light brown sugar
100g butter, plus extra for greasing
1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
ready to roll fondant icing
black gel food colouring
50g icing sugar
Method: Pre heat your oven to 180C/Gas 4. In a bowl mix together the flour and sugar. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix to form a soft dough. Roll out onto a well-floured work surface and cut with your Christmas cookie cutters. Take a drinking straw a poke a hole out of the top of each biscuit (ready for hanging). Bake on a greased and lined baking tray for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Whilst waiting for our biscuits too cool prepare the icing. Roll out the icing to a 1/2cm thick and cut out using the cookie cutters used before. Poke a hole through the icing with a straw, ensures this lines up with the hole in the biscuit. Make up a glace icing with the icing sugar and enough water to create thick icing. This will act as a glue. Once your biscuits are cool spread a small amount of icing onto the biscuit and place the icing on top. Leave to set. Once the icing is set in place thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and hang on your tree.