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!
250g butter, softened 400g Icing sugar
140g caster sugar Sweets to decorate
1 egg yolk Food colouring
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
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
Bake your biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown
Leave your biscuits to cool
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
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?