Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Biscuits...

Yesterday morning we popped into Town to pick up our Meat order at the Butchers.
When I got back, Ben asked if we could make some Christmas Biscuits. We haven't made these together, since Harry and Ben were little. We used to do this every Christmas. So I went through the cupboards, to find the cookie cutters. But I didn't have any food colourings, so back into Town I went, and brought a packet of five ready made Icing's and some more butter.
I have to say we had such a laugh making and decorating them.
Can you see the little decapitated man? Ben named him Ted! Unfortunately, his head and arm fell off as we took him off of the cooling rack. Ben stuck him back together with icing. Ted, is no longer with us, Ben ate him..

If you'd like to give these Biscuits a go here's the recipe:-

125g (4oz) Butter, softened
50g (2oz) Castor Sugar
175g (6oz) Plain Flour

(I doubled the above recipe for the amount of Biscuits we made)

1. Whisk the Butter thoroughly in a bowl until really soft, then beat in the Sugar a little at a time and finally fold in the flour. Knead lightly until smooth.
2. Roll out the Dough on a Floured work surface to the thickness of a 10p piece about 3-5mm or a biscuit thickness.Bake in a preheated oven at 150c (300F), Gas mark 2 for 25 minutes. But keep an eye on them as they my cook sooner depending on your oven.
Allow to cool completely and then decorate. They taste like Shortbread.
Have Fun....


KC-Design said...

haha, I like the cookies with spider, they are so special ((-:
Thank you for the recipe.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas,

Sassy Marsha said...

What fun! You guys did a fab job decorating them!

Merry Christmas, Debbie!


rosanna said...

They are beautiful !! No eggs in the dough ? hugs Rosanna

Mooghiscath said...

Ils sont super ces biscuits !
joyeux noël.

Lotti said...

Wow!!! Your cookies looks fantastic.

A merry Christmas and the best wishes for health and happiness in the New Year.


Carol said...

These are so fun! I love the snowman made into a Santa, and the cobweb is cute! Merry Christmas!

::: PetitPlat Food Art ::: said...

yay! how fun! I made those only once when I was really little (3 I think) with my Mum, it was a total mess and according to my mother they tasted awful :D

p.s.: and I'm with rosanna: no eggs?

Debbie said...

Rosanna & Stephanie there are definitely no eggs in the mixture. Just butter, sugar and flour. The Butter keeps the mixture moist. xxx

Ara said...

They look wonderful Debbie!! And what a fun family tradition... will have to start this up with my new little one in a few years!

Marja said...

how nice to do that with Ben ...
great biscuits..lots of fun to see
have fun with Christmas ..
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2011

Patty said...

LOL....I love Ted.....too bad he is no longer with us! I love the cookies Debbie!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Alison said...

Love your recipe, Debbie, I have a similar one called "Buttery Shortbread Cookies" :) Wishing you and your lovely family a Merry Christmas and good health, happiness and prosperity for the New Year and beyond.

Michelle's Mad World said...

The biscuits look fab and I love the decorations! :o))) I've never heard of eggs in biscuits so your recipe doesn't sound strange to me! :o))

Have a truly wonderful time with your family Debbie! Merry Christmas and a fantastic and healthier New Year!

Michelle xxx

kimsminiatures said...

Beautiful cookies. Merry Christmas Debbie. Hugs~ Kim

Eva said...

WOW! Cookies look yummy and funny!
Merry Christmas dear Debbie for you and your family.
I wish you a new year full of health and good times.
In Spain we do not celebrate too much Santa Claus (although globalization is so strong in kids) but tomorrow we have Christmas lunch with all the family and on Sunday because we celebrate too the 26th. I will wait for the 6th January when the 3 wise men will leave us some presents (The Spanish Tradition):)

Catherine said...


Thank you for the message you left me on my blog tonight. That was such a cute house & snow! it must have taken ages to make.

You cookies are beautiful!


Fiver said...

*★Merry★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★Christmas Debbie★ 。* 。
° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ |田田|門| ˚And a Happy New Year 2011•˚ *★...~ ~˚ *★ ˚ *˚ *★˚ *★˚ *★

Aw darn! It didn't "copy and paste" so well. Thanks for the Christmas wish Debbie (and the yummy cookie recipe). I hope you have a very merry Christmas, and that 2011 will be a wonderful year for you and your family!

Matxalen said...

They look delicious. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

moti said...

fun!!!!!!!, looks delicious!!, thank UU for the recipe

Liberty Biberty said...

Gorgeous cookies Debbie!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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