Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Recipe for Christmas tree fruit biscuits

Christmas tree fruit biscuits
What you need:
a large bowl
1 cup of self raising flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
½ cup of assorted dried fruit eg. Raisins sultanas etc.
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
⅓ teaspoon of salt
50 grams of soft unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter
  1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Place the butter into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Beat the butter using a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with a flat paddle attachment until the butter is creamy and smooth.
  5. Add the sugar and continue beating the butter and sugar for about 2 mins or until the mix is yellow and pale.
  6. Beat in the egg.
  7. Add the vanilla extract and half a cup of dried fruit. beat the batter for another 2 mins.  
  8. Add half cup of dry ingredients slowly. Stir until they are mixed well together.
  9. Keep adding the dry ingredients in ½ cup intervals then mix well.
  10. Turn the dough out onto a counter or cutting board dusted with flour.
  11. Divide the dough evenly into small squares, roll it out and then with your Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter cut out your biscuits.
  12. Put your Christmas cookies in the oven at 180 degrees keep them there for 20 - 25 mins.
  13. You can decorate with any type of fruit and icing.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

By Abby & Jessie

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