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Orange & ginger stained glass biscuits

Orange & ginger stained glass biscuits

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Makes 14

Kids will love to make these magical Christmas biscuits and hang them with pretty ribbon

Nutrition: per serving
low insalt0.14g


  • sunflower oil , for greasing
  • 175g plain flour , plus extra
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • zest 1 orange
  • 100g butter , cold, cut into chunks
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 12 fruit-flavoured boiled sweets
  • icing sugar , to dust
  • about 120cm thin ribbon , to decorate


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease 2 large non-stick baking sheets with oil. Whizz the flour, ginger, zest and butter with 1⁄2 tsp salt to fine crumbs in a food processor. Pulse in the sugar and milk, then turn out and knead briefly on a floured surface until smooth. Wrap then chill for about 30 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Flour the work surface again, then roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use 7cm cutters to cut out shapes, then use 4cm cutters to cut out the middles. Re-roll leftover pieces. Make a hole in the top of each biscuit, then carefully lift onto the baking sheets.

  • STEP 3

    Crush the sweets in their wrappers with a rolling pin, then put the pieces into the middles of the biscuits – the sweets should be level with the top of the dough. Bake for 15-20 mins or until the biscuits are golden brown and the middles have melted.

  • STEP 4

    Leave to harden, then transfer to a rack to cool. Thread with ribbon, then dust with icing sugar. Will keep for a month, but best eaten within 3 days.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2008


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