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Christmas Tree Biscuits Recipe


Veg CD CBF 50mins

Makes about  20     Cold   Vegetarian  Cookies  Teatime Baked Fayre



   125g/5oz Plain Flour

   125g/5oz Plain Wholemeal Flour

   1 teasp Ground Cinnamon

   1 teasp Mixed Spice

   50g/2oz Caster Sugar

   125g/5oz Butter

   1 Egg, beaten

   A little milk



1. Place the flours, cinnamon and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl and mix well.

2. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs then stir in the sugar.

3. Add the beaten egg and knead into a dough, adding a little milk if necessary.

4. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5.

5. Turn the biscuit dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out very thinly.

6. Cut out into stars or trees using biscuit cutters or, if you're feeling artistic, freehand into snowmen or other festive shapes.

7. Place onto baking sheets, prick lightly with a fork and bake in for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.

8. Remove from the oven and immediately make a hole at the top of each biscuit with a skewer being careful not to burn yourself. Cool on wire racks.

9. Once cold, thread thin ribbon through each biscuit and tie to the Christmas tree.

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is softened and cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs in appearance.

Knead - A rhythmic action in dough making whereby one end of the dough is secured by the heel of one hand and  stretched away, then pulled back over the top. In bread making, two hands are use.

Serving Suggestions

These can also be iced using a mixture of icing sugar and water adding food colouring if desired.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack

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