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Snowflake biscuits on a wire cooling tray and gift box

Snowflake biscuits

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus cooling and drying
  • Easy
  • Makes about 25-30

Bake our snowflake biscuits for a tasty Christmas gift. They're great to make with kids, too. Decorate with fondant icing, silver balls and white sprinkles

Nutrition: Per serving (30)
NutrientUnit
kcal206
fat6g
saturates4g
carbs36g
sugars26g
fibre1g
protein2g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter , softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 400g plain flour , plus extra
  • 500g pack ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • honey , for sticking
  • 100g royal icing sugar
  • silver balls and white sprinkles , to decorate

You will need

  • snowflake cookie cutter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the butter in a bowl and beat it with electric beaters until soft and creamy. Beat in the sugar, then the egg and vanilla, and finally the flour to make a dough. If the dough feels sticky, add a little flour and knead it in. Chill for 20 mins in the fridge.

  • STEP 2

    Roll the dough to about the thickness of a £1 coin on a lightly floured surface. Cut out snowflake shapes using a biscuit cutter, then re-roll the off-cuts and repeat.

  • STEP 3

    Bake for 8-10 mins or until the edges are just beginning to brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins before trying to move them. Cool completely.

  • STEP 4

    Roll out the fondant icing to the thickness of a 50p piece. Use the same cutter to stamp out the icing. If you have smaller cutter you can stamp out holes in the middles of some of them. Brush each biscuit with a tiny amount of honey and press an icing snowflake on top.

  • STEP 5

    Mix the icing sugar with enough water to make a pipeable icing, and spoon it into a piping bag fitted with a straight piping nozzle. Pipe patterns onto the snowflakes and add silver balls and sprinkles as you decorate. Leave to dry completely.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2017

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