Christmas Biscuits

Ruth says: "Festive cooking is a great way to entertain the kids and get them involved in baking. These fabulous Christmas Biscuits can also be used as edible Christmas decorations."


  • 325 g plain flour
  • 150 g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.50 tsp ground cloves
  • 0.50 tsp ground ginger
  • 0.50 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg, large
  • 120 g stork baking liquid
  • 1 tblsp golden syrup
  • 1 x packet boiled fruit sweets
  • for decoration:
  • red and green ribbon
  • 1 x pkt royal icing or writing icing tubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c(fan)/200c/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place the flour, sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, Stork Baking Liquid and syrup. Stir together until the dough starts to come together. Knead the dough until smooth.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured worksurface.
  6. Cut out the biscuits using large and small star cutters, transfer to the lined baking tray, spaced a little apart.
  7. Cut out the centres of the some of the biscuits using a small round cutter and insert a boiled sweet.
  8. Using a skewer make a hole in the biscuits so that they can be strung with ribbon once baked.
  9. Create a hole in each biscuits with a skewer so that they can be hung with a ribbon later.
  10. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  11. Check that the holes for the ribbons are still open by re-inserting the skewer.
  12. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Thread a ribbon through each hole of the cooled biscuits and decorate with icing.


Equipment needed:

2 x baking trays, non-stick baking paper, large mixing bowl, scales, measuring spoons, silicone spatula, wire cooling rack, star shaped cookie cutters, small round cutter, ribbons – green and red, skewer, scissors, jug


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