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Angel spice biscuits with vanilla WEB Tried & Tested

Angel spice biscuits with vanilla

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Treat your little angels to these adorable festive angel spice vanilla biscuits, with a pinch of edible glitter these biscuits will look truly magical.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) cubed
  • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined molasses sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined molasses sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 175g 6¼ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we use Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)

For the decoration

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the butter into a food processor and add the sugar and vanilla extract, blending together until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add the flour, cocoa powder, ginger, whole egg and yolk then blend again until the mixture comes together to form a ball.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 175g 6¼ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we use Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Cocoa powder
    • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Turn onto a large sheet of baking parchment and knead the dough lightly for a couple of minutes until it is smooth.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Wrap in the parchment paper and chill for 30 minutes.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4)

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Roll out the cookie dough between two sheets of baking parchment until it is 2.5 mm (1/8th inch) thick.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Stamp out 6 angels using a cutter. Ease away the cookie dough surrounding the shapes and roll out these trimmings between two more sheets of baking parchment. Stamp out 2 more angel shapes.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Leave the shapes on the baking parchment and slide the paper onto two firm baking sheets.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are firm and golden.

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Cool on the paper for 5 minutes, then use a palette knife to cool the cookies completely on a wire rack.

  11. Classic mode Step 11

    Mix the royal icing sugar with water to make a smooth piping consistency.

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  12. Classic mode Step 12

    Put a fine plain nozzle into a plastic piping bag and pipe a halo and wings on the angels.

  13. Classic mode Step 13

    To finish dust lightly with edible glitter.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Edible glitter to dust
  14. Classic mode Step 14

    An alternative decorating idea would be to create white chocolate iced biscuits. Simply melt 150g (5 oz) white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and use to decorate biscuits instead of the icing.