Bake some Christmas biscuits for them and the tree
Festive baking is one of the best things to do on Christmas Eve. So get them in the spirit and into the kitchen by making up a batch of these easy Christmas cookies. They’re a delicious treat and make a delightful addition to your Christmas tree.
To make a batch of 36, you will need:
- 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 275g plain flour
- 400g icing sugar
- 3-4 tbsp water
- 2-3 drops food colourings and sparkly edible decoration
Preheat the oven to 190°C and cover your baking tray with greaseproof paper. Ask one of your helpers to mix together the butter and sugar until pale, light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and your vanilla extract until well combined before stirring in the flour and a dough is formed.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of around 1cm and, using a festive shaped biscuit cutter, cut biscuits out of the dough. If you want to use them as Christmas decorations to nibble on throughout the holiday, puncture a hole in the top of your biscuit with a drinking straw. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden and then cool on a wire rack.
To decorate, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in any necessary food colouring. Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and sprinkle on your edible decorations. Thread with ribbon once set and hang on the tree.