Monday, December 17, 2012

Stained Glass Window Biscuits

We've been wanting to try these for so long, but were always worried they would turn out disastrously and get ruined in the oven. We were all surprised to see how brilliant they were so we bagged them up and gave them to Charlotte's teachers as Christmas Presents.

To make Stained Glass Window Biscuits (makes about 20) you will need:

225g plain flour
1/2tsp ground mixed spice or ground ginger
100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
1tbsp milk
10 boiled sweets


Preheat oven to oven 180c, 350F, gas mark4

1. mix the flour, mixed spice and butter with your finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs
2. add the sugar and milk and kneed until combined.
3. wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge for 15mins
4. line a baking tray with baking parchment
5. roll dough out on a floured surface (we found thin shapes work better so about 4mm thick)
6. cut using shape cutters and place onto baking tray (larger shapes work better)
7. using the neck of a drinks bottle make a hole in the center of each shape (or with a knife cut triangles out of Christmas trees)
8. place sweets in a bag and crush a little with a rolling pin (we keep the sweets in their wrappers for this) then fill up the holes you have just made
9. we skipped this step but if you want to hang them from the tree use a skew to make a small hole at the top of each cookie
10. place in oven for 10-15 mins
11. when slightly golden remove from oven leave on baking tray until middles have set (about 5 mins) then place on rack to cool completely.
12. thread ribbon through holes and hand on tree.

Taken from the book christmas cakes, cookies and sweets by top that publishing.


(taken from the book Christmas Cooking by Top That! Publishing)

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