Easiest ever Christmas biscuits

Keep the kids busy over the holidays baking our festive iced biscuits. They're easy to make, fun to decorate and perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree. 

How to make iced Christmas biscuits:

  • Into a food processor, put 140g icing sugar, 250g cold butter cut into cubes, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 egg yolk then blitz until smooth. Add in 375g plain flour.
  • Pulse until the biscuit dough comes together, shape into two discs, cover in clingfilm and chill for 30 mins. The biscuit dough can be made a day in advance.
  • Roll the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin, then cut out into Christmas shapes using festive cutters. Skewer the top of each biscuit so that a piece of ribbon can be threaded through.
  • Bake at 190C/170C fan/gas 5 for 10-12 mins. 
  • Cool on a wire rack. For the icing, add a few drops of water to icing sugar to form a thick spreadable icing. Cover each of the biscuits then decorate with edible glitter or silver balls. Thread onto ribbon for the ultimate edible Christmas tree decoration. 

Want to make the most of your festive biscuit cutters? Try making these next:

Rudolph shortbread 
Gingerbread men  
Snowy owl Christmas tree biscuits
Festive jammie dodgers 
Our best Christmas biscuits 

What's your favourite Christmas sweet treat? Leave a comment below... 

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Jess McFarland's picture
Jess McFarland
24th Nov, 2019
Hi, can we freeze them once baked ? Thanks x
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25th Nov, 2019
Hi Jess, Yes you can freeze the baked biscuits (but not the icing). I hope you enjoy them.
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