Iced Christmas Biscuits
Iced Christmas Biscuits are easy and fun for the whole family to do together! Furthermore, they are perfect to make on the run-up to Christmas for the kids to pass on as gift to relatives.
Yield: 35 biscuits
- 200 g butter take out of the fridge at least 1 hr before use
- 200 g granulated sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 400 g flour you may need little more to get to playdough consistency
- 350 g Icing sugar
- 2 egg whites
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- sprinkles/sparkles/ balls/ little fudge bits for decorating
Preheat oven to 175°C
Place room temperature butter and sugar in a bowl and use electric whisk for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla extract, mix in.
Add the baking powder & ½ the flour, use a spoon to mix in.
Add the remaining ½ of the flour, it will get stiffer to stir. Check consistency, it should be like playdoh. Add more flour until its right, if it gets too stiff add a bit of water.
Tip! Separate mix into 3 balls. Each ball will be enough to fill one baking tray of biscuits. Put each tray in the oven whilst you cut out the next ones, conveyer belt biscuits!!
Place a sheet of parchment paper down roll the biscuit dough out on it and use cutters to cut into desired shapes. Reroll what is left and continue until no dough left.
Lift parchment paper on to the baking tray and bake for about 7 minutes. Keep an eye on them remove from oven before they change colour! They will still be soft when you remove them, once they cool they firm up!
Mix sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla extract and egg whites together in a bowl
Use a whisk on low setting until icing is smooth. You want it to be a thick consistency to pipe without running off the biscuit, add more icing if needed?
Put icing into separate bowls for each colour and we used 4 colours. Plain white, red, green and black.
Use gel food colouring to colour each bowl of icing then transfer some of each into a disposable icing bag. Chop a tiny bit of the end to pipe out of.
Any remaining icing in bowls we added a bit of water, to make it runnier to fill inside the piping.
Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg