Here’s me in my Christmas jumper! And the biscuit likeness sent to me by The Biscuiteers, isn’t it fantastic?! Their speciality are beautifully iced biscuits that they send out in gorgeous tins.
To make the dough for the Snowflake Biscuits I first creamed together butter and caster sugar. I then added egg, vanilla extract and almond extract, and mixed well.
Finally I added plain flour, salt and baking powder and mixed to form a dough. Then I wrapped it in cling film and chilled it in the fridge for 1 hour.
I got the snowflake cutters from Lakeland and they are pretty tricky to use because they are so intricate. I found the best way was to roll some of the dough out onto baking paper, press the cutter in, then gently peel the baking paper away. The dough will stay in the cutter.
Using a lollipop stick I first poked out the holes of the snowflake, then holding the dough filled cutter close to a lined baking tray, I used the lollipop stick to gently poke the dough to get it come out of the cutter. I did get a few lollipop stick indentations, but they disappeared after baking.
I filled my baking tray full of snowflake shape dough using all four different shapes from the cutters.
They baked for 8 – 10 minutes, until they were just going golden at the edges.
To make the icing I mixed egg white with icing sugar in my food mixer until thick. I piped it onto the biscuits using lot of different patterns. Snowflakes are unique after all! I used some sprinkles and glitter as well for decorations.
Although the cutters are tricky to work with, the effect is amazing and the Snowflake Biscuits look so stunning and even prettier when decorated!
Here are some more Snowflake Biscuits that I decorated the next day but didn’t get a chance to photograph in the day light.
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For the biscuits
- 230 g Butter
- 225 g Caster sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Almond extract
- 385 g Plain flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tbsp Baking Powder
For the icing
- 1 Egg white
- 225 g Icing sugar
- Sprinkles/glitter optional
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, line your baking tray(s) with baking paper
To make the dough cream together the butter and caster sugar. Add the egg, vanilla extract and almond extract and mix well
Add the plain flour, salt and baking powder and mix to form a dough. Wrap it in cling film and chill it in the fridge for 1 hour
Roll the dough out onto baking paper, press the cutter in, then gently peel the baking paper away. The dough will stay in the cutter
Using a lollipop stick gently poke out the holes of the snowflake, then holding the dough filled cutter close to a lined baking tray, use the lollipop stick to gently poke the dough to get it to come out of the cutter
Bake them for 8 - 10 minutes, until they are just going golden at the edges. Leave to cool
To make the icing mix the egg white with the icing sugar in a food mixer until thick. Pipe it onto the biscuits and add sprinkles and glitter as desired