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Letters to Santa Biscuits

Quick and easy

2 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Writing your letter to Santa before Christmas can be tiring work, so why not reward yourselves with the special Santa biscuits. These cute biscuits are great fun to make with the family and can even be left out for Santa on Christmas Eve. But remember they are only suitable for good boys and girls!

40Total Time
30Prep Time
10Bake Time
10Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    In a large bowl add the sieved flour, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda, then blend with the butter until it turns to a consistency similar to breadcrumbs. Then stir in the sugar until evenly distributed.

  2. Step 2:

    In a seperate bowl whisk together the egg and golden syrup. Gradually add to the other ingredients and blend until it forms a dough.

  3. Step 3:

    Remove from the bowl and knead gently until you can form the dough into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 15 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. Step 5:

    Once the dough has chilled, roll out and cut into rectangles and place on a lined baking tray.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake for 10-12 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

  7. Step 7:

    Once the biscuits have cooled, roll out the white and red sugar paste icing and cut into similar sized rectangles to cover your biscuits.

  8. Step 8:

    Lightly brushed the top of the biscuits with apricot jam and secure the sugar paste icing in place.

  9. Step 9:

    To make the back of the envelope use a knife to gently make indents into the sugar paste icing in the shape of two triangles.

  10. Step 10:

    To decorate the front envelopes, cut out a small square of red sugar paste icing and position in the top right corner to look like a stamp. Secure a festive edible decoration over the red sugar paste icing and use black writing icing to handwrite Santa's address.

Ingredients

  • For the Gingerbread Biscuits

    • 350g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 2 tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 2 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 130g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 180g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Large free range egg(s)
    • 4 tbsp Golden syrup
  • For the Decoration

    • 3 tbsp Apricot Jam
    • 250g Red sugar paste icing
    • 250g White sugar paste icing
    • 1 tube Writing icing
    • A selection Edible decorations

Utensils

  • Large bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Sharp knife

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