Christmas biscuits

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Serves: 12

By kimmy12345



  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 60g caster sugar

  • 60g golden syrup

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 60g soft dark brown sugar

  • 150g butter

  • 360g plain flour

  • 1 handful boiled sweets


  1. Heat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter with both types of sugar and the golden syrup. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the melted butter and sugar mixture and mix together.
  3. Knead the mixture for a few seconds until it comes together, adding a teaspoon or so of water if necessary, taking care to keep the dough soft but not sticky.
  4. Flatten the dough into a round about 2cm thick, wrap with cling film, and leave to chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough to about 0.5cm thickness. Stamp out shapes using a Christmas cutter or regular round ones.
  6. Put each shape on to the baking tray and cut out the centre of each one and replace the empty space with a boiled sweet. Make a small hole at the top of each biscuit (to feed a ribbon through for hanging on the Christmas tree).
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray. The boiled sweets will have melted, creating a stained glass effect. Thread ribbon through each biscuit and use to hang on the tree.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Christmas

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Egg Free

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  • 05/01/10 16:35

    Great for decorating the tree