Christmas Shortbread Biscuits...

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


It's officially December and you know what that means... CHRISTMAS! This is by far my favourite time of the year so I thought, what better way to show you all than with a month of Christmas themed posts! Cracking off the month of December with a little cheat treat for you guys, these little shortbreads make for such a nice treat, they also make a great little gift for kids, wrapped up in a cute little christmas bag.

Ingredients

  • 175g Unsalted butter (MUST be at room temperature)
  • 225g Plain flour
  • 60g Caster sugar
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • Black food colouring
  • Red Skittles
  • 66g Icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
Method
  1. Chop up the butter into a bowl. Iv in the flour, sugar, salt and 1 tsp of the vanilla (leave the rest for the icing) and rub all together with your hands to form a ball of dough
  2. Iv some flour onto your workspace where you will roll the biscuits out
  3. Roll out your dough, quite thin but not so much that its going to break when you pick it up, then cut out your shapes. I just used a glass to get a perfect circle
  4. Grease your tray with some butter, or you could use grease proof paper
  5. Put your shapes on the tray and put in the fridge for about 20 mins
  6. While they're chilling, pre heat your oven to 180° 
  7. After they've chilled, pop them in the oven and cook for about 8 minutes, or until they're golden brown on the top
  8. Take them out of the oven and cool on a baking tray, in the mean time you can start on making your icing.
  9. For the icing, mix the icing sugar, the rest of the vanilla and the milk in a bow until all combined, super easy and super tasty using milk instead of water
  10. Keep some of this icing in a separate bowl for the noses, but after you've separated it you can mix in the black food colouring
  11. Now the hard part, using a tooth pick because this makes it easy, dip it in the black icing and carefully draw some antlers and some eyes, you can use my images as a guide
  12. Then take another tooth pick and dab some of the white icing and make a little nose, then you can stick on a red skittle as a nose.
  13. Repeat that on all the cookies and leave to dry
  14. ENJOY!
I hope you enjoyed this christmasy recipe, I would love to know what you thought and if you make your own.
xoxo



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