Christmas Biscuits!

Gibby and I have baked today. I’ll give you a minute to recover from the shock . . .

BAKING 1

. . . ok? Good. It’s what we’re doing for a hand-made gift this year. I should start by saying if you don’t already know, that I f-ing HATE cooking/baking/domestic things in general. But getting messing with Gibby and giving a gift with a bit of thought behind it – now that’s something that does appeal. That’s why these biscuits are perfect. DEAD easy to make, fun to decorate, and they absolutely taste like Christmas. Honestly they do! I wouldn’t win the British Bake Off or anything, but they’re flippin tasty (and presentation plays a big part too).

I’ve no idea where I got this recipe as I’ve had it a while now on a scrap of paper in the back of a cook book. It may have been my Mums I think. Anyhoo – you will need:

  • 110g butter (room temperature)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 220g plain flour
  • 1 x teaspoon all spice or nutmeg
  • 1 x teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Icing sugar and edible glitter or sprinkly things for decoration

And here’s what you do

  • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees (fan assisted).
  • Grease a baking sheet or line with baking paper.
  • Beat together butter, sugar and then egg yolks.
  • Slowly add the flour (with the spices mixed into it) till you get a nice dough – you may not need it all.
  • Roll out on a floured surface to about half a cm , and cut into appropriate Christmas shapes with cutters.

Baking 3

  • Bake for 10-15 mins depending on size (till they’re light golden brown at the edges).
  • When cool, mix water to a few spoons of icing sugar drop by drop, till you get a nice mixture: runny enough for you and your little one to drizzle over the biscuits.
  • Go bonkers with the edible glitter and sprinkles.

BAKING 2

Told you it was easy. You can even just decorate with a sprinkle of icing sugar through a sieve if you’re really short of time or inclination. I let Gibby do the decorating herself. As a result, they do not look pristine or picture perfect. They look like a toddler made them, but I think that’s all part of the charm!

When they’re fully set, we put them in a clean kilner jar, with some ribbon, glittery paper on the top, and wee baubles so they look extra pretty. Aw – who wouldn’t love to receive this? Especially with a nice bottle of mulled wine!

Baking tada!

Good work my little Nigibbler :-)

Merry Christmas!

Baking gibby

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3 responses to “Christmas Biscuits!

  1. Excellent work! For some strange reason I am completely avoiding ever rolling anything out with The Boy; why am I avoiding that?

  2. The decorating is the best bit!

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