Spiced christmas biscuits

These gorgeous Christmas biscuits are such fun for your little ones to help cut out and decorate. Plus, they make tasty holiday gifts for family and friends.

Ingredients

1 cup (150g) plain flour

1 cup (150g) wholemeal plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or mixed spice

1/2 cup (110g) rapadura sugar or brown sugar

200g butter, softened

1 egg

Decorations

Silver cashous, for decorating

Melted dark chocolate, for dipping (optional)

  • Makes about 30

Method

Place all ingredients, except the decorations, in a food processor or Thermomix and pulse until the mixture starts to ball around the blade. 

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Divide the dough in half, form each half into a disc shape and wrap in plastic wrap (cling film). Refrigerate for 1 hour. (You can keep the dough in the refrigerator for up to 1 week before baking, or in the freezer for 2 months before thawing and baking).

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Roll the dough out to 5mm thickness. Use a Christmas tree cutter and star-shaped cutter to cut out the biscuits, arranging on the prepared trays. Lightly re-roll and cut out any leftovers.

Use silver cashous to decorate your biscuits. Bake in the oven for 8-10 until golden. Cool on wire racks.

Once cool, dip the trunks of the trees in melted chocolate (if desired). Set aside on baking paper until chocolate sets.

Note: if you don’t have wholemeal flour on hand, you can use all regular plain flour.