Sunday, 2 August 2015

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming and what better way to celebrate the festive season is there than baking lovely little treats?

Stained Glass window biscuits are a perfect little snack, and they also make nice wee edible decorations – not that they last long enough, as they are usually gobbled up in no time at all.

These little biscuits are incredibly easy to make, and the actual biscuit recipe can be used for other treats too. Keep an eye out for these in the future!

So, as usual give these a wee try and let me know how you get on.

Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Naomi x

Stained Glass Window Biscuits
Ingredients
90g soft butter
100g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 dozen boiled sweets (fox’s work well)

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar together until pale. Beat the egg and add, followed by the flour, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Combine together to make a soft dough. Divide the dough into two, wrap in cling film and let rest in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out. Cut into rounds, and in the centre of each, cut out a small space for each sweet. Place on a baking tray on top of baking paper. Bake in the oven for around 12-15 minutes, until edges are slightly golden. Let cool on the tray before transferring to a wire rack. 

Note: if you want to use these as decorations, make a small hole using a straw at the top of each before putting them in the oven. Then, when done, thread a piece of ribbon through each so they can be hung on the tree.

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