Christmas cut-out biscuits recipe

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One of my favourite things to do in the lead up to Christmas is to have some fun in the kitchen with my kids. This Christmas cut-out biscuits recipe is perfect to make with your little helpers and they will also have a ball decorating the biscuits.

You can use whatever type of lollies or icing you like to decorate these Christmas cut-out biscuits, we like to use ‘writing icing’ (which you can get from the baking aisle at the supermarket) along with candy canes and red and green M&M’s. Once decorated, you can store these biscuits in an airtight container for up to five days.

Makes: 24 biscuits – approximately

Prep time: 30 minutes

Chilling time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Total time: 72 minutes

Christmas cut-out biscuit ingredients

  • 185 grams butter – softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 ½  tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk – extra

Decorations

  • Writing icing pens
  • Red and green M&M’s
  • Mini candy canes

Method

  1. Place the softened butter, caster sugar and vanilla extract into the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on a medium-high speed for 4 minutes, or until the mixture is pale and creamy.Christmas cut-out biscuits
  2. Add the flour, egg and extra egg yolk and beat on a low speed until a dough begins to form.Christmas cut-out biscuits
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured bench and use your hands to bring it together (don’t worry, it will be crumbly) and lightly knead into a smooth ball. Cover in cling wrap and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.Christmas cut-out biscuits
  4. Preheat your oven to 180°C fan forced. Roll out dough (thickness of 5mm) between two sheets of baking paper and using your choice of a cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place onto your prepared trays.Christmas cut-out biscuits
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits begin to turn golden around the edges.  Leave the biscuits to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once completely cool, use the icing and decorations to decorate as desired.

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