Saturday, 21 February 2015

Christmas Treats

I like to be quite creative and I also like being thoughtful with gifts, so why not make a creative gift? As it's Christmas time I am lovely the taste of cinnamon in almost everything right now. In Coffee, hot chocolate, porridge and the odd cinnamon flavored pastry. So i wanted to put this flavor into something else. Of course the best option was to bake some biscuits (/cookies). After looking on Pintrest for some decoration inspiration, the idea was sold to me! I went out and brought some cookie cutters from a shop called Tiger. Then I got myself some lovely icing pens from poundland, and a few sprinkles of course. I will leave the recipe I used under the pictures. Hopefully you will like the look of then and wont be able to resist making some for your family and friends as a last minute treat. Oh and don't forget to leave some for yourself...and for Santa. 1
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Ingredients Serves: 48 

  • 150g (5 oz) self-rising flour
  • 150g (5 oz) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 125g (4 ½ oz) butter
  • 100g (3 ¾ oz) sugar
  • 1 egg beaten 

Method Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Set oven at 160 degrees C (Gas Mark 3).
  2. Sift flours and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and mix well.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix into firm dough. Lift on to a lightly floured board, knead until smooth. Roll to 5mm thickness. Cut into shapes and place on a greased oven tray.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden colour, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool and harden.
  Recipe found on this website.
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