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Swiss Christmas Biscuits

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

We love cinnamon as an ingredient for baking. It reminds us of Christmas, and our Swiss Christmas Biscuits are the perfect Christmas treat. They're the perfect thing to make if you need to keep the children busy over the festive period. These will also make a great little gift for loved ones if you put them in an airtight mason jar with a little ribbon around the top.

40Total Time
30Prep Time
10Bake Time
36Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6). Cream
    the butter with the sugar, until soft and light. Beat in the egg.

  2. Step 2:

    Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Knead gently to form a soft dough. Place into a bowl, wrap in cling film and chill for one hour before using.

  3. Step 3:

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately 5 mm thick (allow a few minutes to warm up at room temperature if too firm to roll straight from fridge).

  4. Step 4:

    Cut into star shapes using a 5cm star shaped cutter. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking parchment.

  5. Step 5:

    To make the topping mix the demerara sugar with the ground cinnamon.

  6. Step 6:

    Brush the biscuits with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sugar topping

  7. Step 7:

    Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden. Allow biscuits to cool on a wire rack.

     

    If you'd like to decorate your biscuits, we have a top video for you to watch to gain some inspiration from.

Ingredients

  • For the Biscuits

    • 250g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 Free range large egg
    • 400g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 1 tsp Salt
  • For the Topping

    • 1 Large free range egg(s) (beaten)
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 50g Billington's unrefined demerara sugar

Utensils

  • Sieve
  • Bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • 5cm star shaped cutter
  • Baking tray
  • Pastry brush
  • Cooling rack

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