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Christmas Tree Biscuits

Christmas tree needing a little extra magic this year? Get the kids in the kitchen and leave your dinner guests with a smile on their face with these irresistibly spicy Christmas biscuits. A beautiful blend of fiery ginger and warming cinnamon makes these Christmas tree biscuits the perfect finale to a festive feast.

  • 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.

  • 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 clingfilm. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to firm up.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Want more festive treat ideas? Have a look at our Christmas inspiration.

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