Iced Christmas Biscuits
This makes alot of biscuits,about 30 depending on the size of your cutters. So plenty for yourself and you could use them for gifts too if you decorated them up in nice packaging, maybe for grandparents, or aunts and uncles.
Ingredients for the biscuits
350g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
100g butter, cut into pieces and at room temp
175g light brown soft sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp water
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Reduce the temp slightly if you have a fan assisted oven
Put the flour, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon in a bowl
Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar, add the egg and syrup, and about 1 tbsp water if required to bind it into a dough
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead to bring the dough together
Roll out the dough, as there is a lot it can be easier to split in half and do in two batches. Until it's about 0.5cm thick
Use festive biscuit cutters to cut out the dough
Place on greased baking trays and bake for about 10 minutes. Take out the oven and put them on a rack to cool
For the icing you will need icing sugar, water and colouring if required
Sieve icing sugar into a bowl and slowly add water, mixing as you go until the icing is thick enough still to coat the back of the spoon. If it ends up too thin no problems just add more icing sugar. Add a few drops of colouring if desired, red or green adds a festive feel.
If you want you can pipe on the icing or the children can just dip the biscuits into the bowl to cover one side. Depends on the skill level and age of children.