Christmas biscuit decorations

Decorate your Christmas tree with homemade treats

Make delicious bird-shaped biscuits and hang them on your Christmas tree for all the family.

Simply follow Country Homes & Interiors‘ simple recipe. To make 25 Christmas biscuits you’ll need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

* 225g plain flour
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1 tsp ground ginger
* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
* 60g unsalted butter
* 2 tbsps dark brown sugar
* 80g golden syrup
* 1 tbsp beaten egg
* Drinking straw
* Twine or narrow ribbon

Step 4: Use a bird-shaped cutter to press out the biscuits.  Michael A Hill

Follow our step-by-step instructions:

1) Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

2) Sift the flour, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a food processor. Add the butter and whizz in a processor until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3) Add the sugar, golden syrup and egg, and blitz to make a soft dough.
Make the dough into a ball. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 5mm.

4) Using a bird-shaped cutter press out the biscuits (see illustration above).
Push a drinking straw through each to make a hole. Transfer to the baking trays and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Leave until firm then transfer to a rack to cool.

5) Thread twine
or narrow ribbon through the hole in each biscuit and tie a knot at the
ends (see illustration below). Hang on the tree.Step 5: Thread twine or narrow ribbon through the hole in each biscuit  Michael A Hill

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