Christmas is coming! We are getting so excited for the festive season now and we’re so eager to start doing ‘Christmas’ based activities. This week we made these ‘easy to make iced Christmas biscuits‘. They were so tasty and went perfectly with a hot drink, a blanket and a family movie. But, if you can resist eating them all yourself, they even make the perfect little Christmas gifts for others.
These biscuits are so easy to make and you can even get your kids involved. Evie, my little four year old, LOVED joining in and helped to make these biscuits. She helped out with everything from measuring the ingredients to rolling out the icing and cutting out the festive shapes. They turned out so perfectly, that I couldn’t resist sharing the recipe with you.
Easy To Make Iced Christmas Biscuits
I can’t stress again how easy and quick these biscuits are to make. We picked up some Christmas themed cookie cutters from Hobby Craft, but you can find similar in most major homeware stores and supermarkets.
Ingredients you will need:
This mixture makes about 30 cookies, although depending on how thick you want them you can even make more!
- 300g plain flour
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 100g unsalted butter
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Ready to roll icing in green, red, yellow and white
- Icing pens in a variety of colours or sprinkles in different shapes
- Cookie cutters (we got ours from Tesco)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4 and prepare baking trays with baking parchment.
Cream together the golden granulated sugar and the unsalted butter in a bowl. As you are mixing, slowly add in and stir the beaten egg. Next sift in the flour, add a tbsp of cinammon, 1/2 tsp baking power, 1/4 tsp of salt and 1tsp of vanilla extract. Mix continuously until you have a nice dough.
When the mixture is ready, sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and simply roll out the dough. Now you can use your cookie cutters to cut into festive shapes.
Place the shapes on the baking trays, put in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until they’re golden brown.
Leave them to cool down for an hour before icing.
I love ‘ready to roll’ icing. I am not a baking pro by any stretch, but I find that ‘ready to roll’ icing always gives a really professional looking finish. Cheating I know, but it really does make them look so amazing. It also tastes so delicious and it is easy enough to use that even your kids can help with the design work.
To ice these biscuits, simply roll out the colours you want and use the cookie cutters to cut to size. To attach to the biscuits, wet one side and carefully attach the wet side to the biscuit. If you want to make them extra tasty, why not attach them with regular or apricot jam instead of water.
We used green icing for our Christmas trees, red for the candy canes, yellow for the stars and we kept the gingerbreads white. We were going to use icing pens to decorate the details but last minute found some shaped sprinkles to use instead.
It took us about an hour and a half to make these biscuits from start to finish and we really love how they’ve turned out. We’re definitely going to be making some more again just before Christmas to use as ‘stocking filler’ gifts. That’s if we don’t eat them all first!
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