We will admit it, here at Rosemood we have plenty of stationery experts to go around but come up a bit short in terms of pastry specialists. That is precisely why we have chosen to share this quick and easy recipe for cinnamon sugar biscuits that are (almost) too adorable to eat! So gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves and enjoy this delicious Christmas DIY that will have you channeling your inner child and winning brownie points at your bake sale!
What you will need:
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Lemon Peel (grated)
Round Cookie Cutters (or get creative with another shape!)
Icing (store-bought or home-made depending on ambition)
Step 1: Prepare your dough
First things first, preheat your oven to 160 degrees (320 degrees farenheit for our American friends) and grease a flat baking sheet or use a sheet of parchment paper for easy clean-up! Combine and beat your sugar, eggs and butter for a few minutes until frothy. In a seperate bowl, combine your flour, cinnamon and grated lemon. Combine the two sets of ingradients and knead into a yummy shortcrust pastry.
Step 2: Roll and cut your dough
Roll out your dough into a thin layer on a floured surface. Flour your rolling pin for best result (trust us on this one). Carefully cut out festive shapes with your cookier cutters and place each shape on your covered cookie sheet. Leave enough room between biscuits for a little growth. Pop your baking sheets into your preheated oven for ten minutes or until your biscuits are perfectly golden brown. Allow biscuits to cool before decorating!
Step 3: Decorate
Fill three small bowls with white icing. Add red, green or brown food colouring to each bowl. Slip a fine-tipped nozzle into each of three piping bags. Fold the widest portion of your piping bag outwards and fill with desired icing. The rest is up to you! To achieve a well-balanced Rudolph biscuit, start with a red nose then add eyes and antlers. You could also decorate round biscuits as Christmas bobbles or square biscuits as adorable edible gifts!
Step 4: The best part...
Once your biscuits have been expertly decorated, it's time for a taste test (we are probably kidding ourselves, we know you have already had a bite or two, who could resist?). If you happen to have any leftovers, package them up in a festive box and pair with one of your personalised Christmas cards for the perfect gift for a friend or colleague with a bit of a sweet tooth. Of course, you can also leave a few biscuits out for Father Christmas!
Voilà, you have done it again! If you give this recipe a try, we would love to see how your Christmas creations turn out. Tag us on Instagram @atelier_rosemood_uk and we might even have to spoil you with a few bits of festive stationery to thank you for sharing!