to eat OR to hang!
I must admit to this being a very old recipe of mine! I was going through my archives recently, came across the photo and remembered the fun I had making them. Even if you can't be bothered with the jewel bit, the winter biscuit recipe is perfect for this time of year.
Kids and adults alike love playing with dough, so roll up those sleeves and getting some weekend baking done! Of course these are perfect for Christmas gifting and for the tree! Yes! Also you can use other shapes such as a Christmas tree cookie cutter!
300g of soft unsalted butter
200g of golden caster sugar
2 large eggs
300g plain flour sifted
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon or more of stollen spice
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 pack of coloured boiled sweets
You can make this so easy as long as your butter is soft. Pop everything in the blender and pulse until the dough forms. Then wrap the dough in cling film and fridge for an hour.
Prepare your tray with parchment paper.
Decide on your cutters. Roll the dough to about 1 cm thick and cut out your shapes. Cut a small hole or shape out of the middle of the biscuits. Also pop a little hole in the biscuit for the ribbon threading later.
Crush the boiled sweets with a rolling pin. Then fill the middles with the sweets and bake at 350f until lightly golden brown.
Let the biscuits cool throughly then transfer to a baking wrack. Thread the ribbons and hang!