When was contacted by both Save the Children and The Biscuiteers about Christmas Jumper Day I was inspired to not only get my Christmas jumper on, but also to make these gorgeous Snowflake Biscuits! They are made from a basic biscuit recipe that I’ve added cinnamon to for festive flavour. I’ve decorated them with both regular icing sugar mixed with water, and fondant. They are such pretty biscuits and would make lovely edible gifts for your family and friends at Christmas, or just a nice treat to enjoy together!
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 I creamed together butter and caster sugar. I then added egg and vanilla extract, and mixed well.
Next I added plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon, and mixed to form a dough. Then I wrapped it in cling film and chilled it in the fridge for 1 hour.
I’ve made these biscuits using snowflake cutters in the past, but they are pretty tricky cutters to use because they are so intricate. For me the best way is to do circular biscuits, and then decorate them afterwards with pretty snowflake patterns.
They baked for 10 minutes, until they were just going golden at the edges.
I cut out some snowflake shapes from light blue fondant and I also made a thick pipeable icing from icing sugar and water to decorate the Snowflake Biscuits.
You can decorate the biscuits anyway you like – snowflakes are unique after all! I also added some silver edible glitter spray for extra sparkle.
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For the biscuits
- 230 g Butter or baking spread
- 225 g Caster sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 385 g Plain flour
- 1/2 tbsp Baking Powder
For the decoration
- Icing sugar optional
- Water optional
- Sprinkles/glitter optional
- Blue fondant optional
To make the dough cream together the butter and caster sugar. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well
Add the plain flour, cinnamon and baking powder and mix to form a dough. Wrap it in cling film and chill it in the fridge for 1 hour
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, line your baking tray(s) with baking paper
Roll the dough out onto baking paper, and cut out using a 2.5" round biscuit cutter (or snowflake shaped cutters if you prefer)
Bake them for 8 - 10 minutes, until they are just going golden at the edges. Leave to cool completely
Decorate however you like. I made a thick icing from icing sugar and water and piped snowflake patterns on some of the biscuits. For the others, I cut out snowflake shapes from blue fondant and stuck them onto the biscuits with a little water. I also sprayed on some edible silver glitter
Store in an airtight container and eat within 5 days
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