21 Dec 2016

Delicious Egg-free Christmas Tree Biscuits

The festive season is in full swing and most of us are stressing out already. There's that last minute present that you forgot to buy. Those cards you wrote last week have yet to make their way to the post box. And you are in charge of cooking Christmas dinner for all the family.

And breathe! Or take a few minutes to whip up these marvellous festive treats in the kitchen. You must think me mad to suggest another bake to add to the chaos.

Wrong. I am all about simplicity and ease, Christmas or not. So when I say these biscuits are easy to make, I do mean easy.

Delicious Egg-free Christmas Tree Biscuits

These are not your traditional gingerbread biscuits. Far from it, really. There is not an ounce of golden syrup or ginger in sight. Or an egg, come to think of it. Three basic no-fuss ingredients, a dash of milk and a splash of vanilla. That's all it takes.

Plus, there is something immensely therapeutic about crumbling flour, sugar and butter. Feel those shoulders relax as the tension eases out of tired muscles.

The whole experience should leave you de-stressed and with a batch of delicious Christmas Tree biscuits to impress everyone. Result!



Here's how you can whip up your own batch of Christmas Tree biscuits in next to no time.

Ingredients:

100 gm granulated sugar 
150 gm butter   
250 gm plain flour  
1 to 2 tbspn milk. I used full fat milk.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Ready-to-use writing icing in different colours
Rainbow edible sprinkles

You will also need a Christmas Tree cookie cutter .

Making the Biscuits:

Add the butter and sugar to the plain flour and rub together to a breadcrumb consistency. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Bring together to form a smooth dough. Rest the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Dust the worktop with plain flour and roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin (2-3 mm thick). Spread a cling film on top of the dough as you roll out to stop it sticking to the rolling pin. Now cut the dough into Christmas tree shapes using a cookie cutter.

Bake the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with baking paper in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees (fan-assisted) for 15-18 minutes or till the edges start to brown. Once out of the oven, allow them to cool completely before decorating.

To bring your Christmas Trees to life, trace along the tree outlines using the ready-to-use icing. Add some details like the criss-cross lines I have drawn. Decorate with edible sprinkles before the icing sets firm.


Enjoy your delicious Christmas Tree biscuits. Serve them at your next festive party. Wrap them up as last-minute handmade presents to friends, family and neighbours. Or gift them as favours to your guests.

Being egg-free means they are suitable for vegetarians as well.

Looking for some more last-minute, fun and easy festive ideas? Check out my icicle craft post.


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