With only nine weeks left now until Christmas, it's time to start writing wishlists, buying presents and practicing Christmas baking. I'm so excited for Christmas this year; particularly to see all of my family again and eat a nice, festive roast whilst pulling crackers and giggling at the awful jokes with a classic Christmas film blurring in the background. I'm really hoping it snows this Christmas too! Over the weekend, I decided to do some Christmassy baking as practice for when I take some of the baked goods home for my brothers and sisters to enjoy on Christmas Eve. I chose a simple biscuit recipe and adapted it with a twist of white chocolate. I hope you like it!
Ingredients: What you will need:
200g plain flour Scales
100g of butter or margarine Mixing bowl
70g caster sugar Wooden spoon
1 bar of white chocolate
1 egg Preparation:
Set oven to 170C
Icing sugar Line two trays with
Silver decorative balls baking paper
1. Add margarine, flour and chocolate to the bowl and rub together until a breadcrumb consistency is formed.
2. Next, bind the egg and caster sugar together into a biscuit dough.
3. Sprinkle flour onto a clean work-surface and roll out the mixture (about 1 cm thick).
4. Using a star shaped cutter, print out the 'snowflakes' and place on a baking tray. Cook for 20 minutes.
5. Once cooked, leave to cool for around 30 minutes.
6. Sprinkle icing sugar over each biscuit to create a snowy effect.
7. Ice each biscuit using glacé icing (I piped a snowflake on some and completely covered others).
8. Now it's time to be creative and decorate each snowflake however you like!
These biscuits are really easy and fun to make - me and my boyfriend were getting quite competitive as to who could decorate the better snowflake! To create the snowflake shape, I used the star cookie cutters from the DotComGiftShop which were really simple to use and a bargain at £2.95.The DotComGiftShop is a great place to start buying Christmas presents from as all the gifts on site are cute and unique; there's definitely something for everyone. I'm really pleased with the end result of how these snowflake biscuits turned out; they would make a lovely gift wrapped in cellophane and tied with a cute festive bow for a friend or would be delicious accompanied with a rich hot chocolate served on a big plate for the whole family to enjoy.
Are you excited for Christmas?