These biscuits are great for baking at Christmastime. They are cheap to make, extremely easy to do and make your house smell wonderful.
You Will Need
150g Caster sugar
400g Plain flour
2 egg yolks
2 tsp cinnamon
Green fondant icing
Red fondant icing
1 tbsp icing sugar
Writing icing (optional)
Mix together the margarine and the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Rub in the flour until you have ‘breadcrumb’ texture.
Lightly whisk the eggs with the cinnamon and add to the dry mixture. Mix together until you have a dough (the dough with be slightly sticky at first – mine always is).
Tip the dough onto a floured surface and lightly knead. Roll the dough out to 5mm thickness.
Cut out whatever shapes you wish to use. We chose gingerbread men, Christmas trees and hearts. Place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment or baking paper.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 4/180c/160 fan for 10-15 minutes or until pale golden brown.
Allow to cool.
Once ready for decorating, roll the fondant out and cut out the same shapes as the biscuits. Mix 1 tbsp icing sugar and water together to make a paste. Brush onto the biscuit and place fondant gently on top.
If you wish you can decorate them further with writing icing.
For other festive flavours you could replace the cinnamon with ginger, vanilla or nutmeg.
To jazz up your decorating you could cut strips of different coloured fondant and line them up to make a festive stripe effect, or let the kids loose with writing icing and see what kind of crazy decorations you end up with.