Blogmas Day 6: Winter biscuits

At this time of year, people tend to like to treat themselves and have that little extra food. And that’s completely okay. T’is the season and all. Not that I need any reason to indulge.

Anyway, I love baking and have already blogged some of my favourite baking recipes. I am not talented at baking whatsoever, but I enjoy it and when other people enjoy my baking too, then I don’t see why I shouldn’t share what I’ve been baking.

I was really in the mood for biscuits this weekend and at the end of last month I picked up some new cutters, so I thought I would make some festive treats. To be honest, these can be made any time of the year but the baby blue colour reminded me of winter!

This recipe is so easy and does not take long at all! You can decorate your biscuits in any way you like!

 

Ingredients 

250g butter, softened                                                      400g Icing sugar

140g caster sugar                                                              Sweets to decorate

1 egg yolk                                                                             Food colouring

2 tsp vanilla extract

300g plain flour

 

Method

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4

Weigh out all your ingredients so they’re easy to grab

Cream your butter and sugar together until they are well combined and slightly fluffy

Beat an egg and add to the mixture, along with 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Stir in your flour to the mixture and mix together until a dough is formed

Lightly flour your worktop in preparation for rolling your dough

Use a rolling pin to roll out your dough to a thickness of about 1cm

Use your cookie cutters to cut the dough and carefully place onto a baking tray

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Bake your biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown

Leave your biscuits to cool

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Once cooled, sift your icing sugar into a bowl and add some water until you have a nice and smooth icing mixture

Add food colouring if you wish to change the colour of the icing

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Spread the icing onto your biscuits with a round bladed knife and decorate with sweets if you wish

And there you have it! Enjoy.

 

Have you got any Christmas baking recipes you want to share?

19 sleeps!

Much love,

Louise

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