Christmas Tree Biscuits
Is your Christmas tree needing a little extra magic this year? Get the kids in the kitchen and get them baking these irresistibly spicy Schwartz Christmas biscuits. A beautiful blend of fiery ginger and warming cinnamon makes these Christmas biscuits the perfect finale to a festive feast as well as pretty decorations for the tree.
- 1 Sift the flour, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Season with a little Sea Salt. Add the sugar and butter and rub in with your fingers until the butter is absorbed and the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- 2 Mix the golden syrup and egg together and then stir into the mixture with a wooden spoon. Bring together with your hands and knead very gently to form a smooth, stiff dough. Shape into a ball and cover in cling-film. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to firm up.
- 3 Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut into quarters, allowing you to work with each quarter at a time. Keep the remaining dough in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll it.
- 4 Roll out the dough to a thickness of approx. 3mm and cut into festive shapes. Place the biscuits onto baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper. Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes until golden brown, remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
- 5 Using a wooden skewer, make a small hole in each Christmas biscuit whilst they are still warm. Once completely cooled, decorate as desired, then tie a ribbon through the hole and hang on the tree. Serve up with a mug of spicy cinnamon eggnog.