Here at Rosemood, Christmas is well and truly on its way! The decorations are up, the orders are in and tasty treats keep popping up around the office as Rosemooders make a start on their Christmas baking. From introducing our French colleagues to the joys of mince pies to tasting the stollen from our German team, we can't get enough of these festive goodies!
This is why we have decided to bring you an easy Christmas recipe that you can use to delight your loved ones and to decorate your home this Christmas! Sarah from our UK team and our in-house photographer Fanny had a great time making these biscuits in the Rosemood kitchen, so we can only imagine how much you and your kids are going to enjoy baking these edible Christmas tree decorations at home!
What you need to make your Christmas biscuits:
For the biscuits:
- Icing Sugar (85 g)
- Butter (115 g)
- 1 tsp of vanilla essence
- 1 egg
- Plain Flour (190 g)
- Cocoa Powder (40 g)
- Around 10 boiled sweets in different colours
For the icing:
- Icing sugar
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Rolling pin
- Christmas themed biscuit cutters in two different sizes
- Baking Tray
- Greaseproof paper
- Icing piping bag
- A straw
- Festive string or ribbon
Step 1: Making your Christmas biscuits
- Preheat your fan oven to 170℃ and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon.
- Beat in the egg and add the teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Sift in the flour and cocoa powder little by little, mixing thoroughly, then bring the dough together by hand.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until the dough is around half a centimetre thick.
- Cut out your biscuits shapes using your Christmas cutter and place onto your lined baking tray.
Tip: The biscuits will firm up once out of the oven and cooling so don’t be tempted to overcook them if you think they seem a bit soft.
Step 2: Decorating your Christmas biscuits
- Mix the icing sugar with enough water to make a pipeable white icing, and spoon it into a piping bag.
- Pipe the desired patterns onto your Christmas biscuits.
- (Optional) When the icing is dry, thread a length of string or ribbon through the hole in the top of your biscuit and tie a knot, ready to hang it on the tree.
Now sit back and admire your handiwork. Kick your feet up, make some hot chocolate, and treat yourselves to one of these lovely biscuits in front of your favourite Christmas movie. Just make sure that you save a few to give to friends and family as gifts, and of course one for Santa Claus on Christmas eve!
You can also check out our Christmas biscuit recipe from last year too for more festive baking ideas!
We hope that you enjoy trying out our Christmas recipes and all of us here at Rosemood wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!