Christmas Biscuits Recipe

Christmas Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients : Makes about 12

75 g

50 g

1

1

175 g

 

To decorate

2

 

Butter

Icing sugar

Small lemon, finely grated

Egg yolk

Plain flour

Pinch of salt

 

Egg yolks

Red and green edible food coloring

Method :
  • Beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, and then sift in the flour and the salt. Knead together to form a smooth dough. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 3mm thick.
  • Using a 6cm fluted cutter, stamp out as many biscuits as you can, with the cutter dipped in flour to prevent it from sticking to the dough.
  • Transfer the biscuits on to lightly greased baking sheets. Mark the tops lightly with a 2.5cm holly leaf cutter and use a 5mm plain piping nozzle for the berries. Chill for 10 minutes, until firm.
  • Meanwhile, put each egg yolk into a small cup. Mix red food coloring into one and green food coloring into the other.
  • Using a small, clean paintbrush, carefully paint the colors on to the biscuits.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they begin to color around the edges.
  • Let them cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack.

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