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Snowman Biscuits

19 Dec

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These biscuits are so easy to make, and undeniably cute and Christmassy. They’re great to make with little ones as they’re so simple, or if you want something lovely and Christmassy to serve up that everyone will love. They’re also really cheap so if you wanted to make them for a party or get-together you could make loads, and with minimal effort on your part – all you need is a reasonably steady hand to ice the faces!

Tip: this recipe does make quite a lot of biscuits (I got thirty), so if you only want a few then halve the recipe.

Makes: around thirty biscuits, as long as you roll them out quite thin (about a quarter of a centimetre).

Cost per biscuit: this depends on how many biscuits you make but if you made thirty it would work out as £0.10 per biscuit (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).

Ingredients:

  • 140g caster sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g icing sugar
  • White marshmallows (I needed 2 bags of marshmallows to get enough white ones – you can eat all the pink ones whilst you decorate!)
  • Writing icing

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 180C.

2) Cream together the butter and sugar.

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3) Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

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4) Add the flour, and get your hands in to knead it into a dough.

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5) Sprinkle flour over a clean work surface, and roll out the dough to about a quarter of a centimetre thick.

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6) Use a round cookie cutter to cut circles out of the dough, and place them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Roll out and repeat until all your dough is used up.

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7) Bake in the oven for around fifteen minutes, until golden.

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8) Leave on a wire rack until completely cool.

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9) Mix up the icing sugar with water, and ice the biscuits, sticking a white marshmallow onto each for the snowman’s heads.

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10) Use different colours of writing icing to ice faces, bow ties and buttons, and overload on Christmassy cuteness!

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