Christmas Recipe Dessert Biscuits Cookies Gift Bag
Christmas Recipe Dessert Biscuits Cookies Ingredients
Christmas Recipe Dessert Biscuits Cookies Ingredients
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies
Christmas Cooking Recipe Dessert Star Biscuits Cookies

Recipe thanks to: BBC Food Recipes - Christmas Biscuits; Ingredients bought with my ING Direct card with Wave and Save Promotion

For the Christmas season, I attempted Baking for my friends and family. I took advantage of ING Direct's new Wave and Save promotion to buy some ingredients and venture into the foreign of cooking.
I used a very simple recipe from BBC, taking only half an hour to prepare and bake, but taking just over an hour to ice and decorate (remember that point). My fingers cramped a little holding the tiny cachous and carefully adding them to the star points. Takes alot of patient I will admit, hehe. Here's the recipe straight from the BBC website:

Less than 30 mins - preparation time

10 to 30 mins - cooking time
Makes 24


Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
  4. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
  5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.
  6. Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray. To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit using a straw.
  7. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.
  9. Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and sprinkle over the glitter. Set aside until the icing hardens.


I used green and red colouring to get the Christmas themed colours, and then writing gel to  add personalised initials for my friends. I then used a gift box to transport the cookies to my friends, adding chocolates and candy canes as extra treats. Merry Christmas!


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