There’s no point in denying it, Christmas is now everywhere. And it’s been like that since October! But I resisted and decided to wait until December to make a few Christmassy things. These stained glass biscuits will look great in your Christmas tree…if you can wait long enough before eating them.
To make 12 biscuits, you need:
Stained glass window biscuits
- 180 g plain flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 50 g butter
- 90 g soft brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 12 boiled sweets in different colours
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two baking sheets with baking paper.
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and ginger. Rub in the butter with your fingers until you get a fine, breadcrumb-like texture. Mix in the sugar.
- In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and golden syrup, then add to the flour mixture. Mix until you get a well combined dough. Chill the dough for 15 minutes.
- Roll the dough out on a floured work surface to about 0.5 cm thick, then, using cookie cutters, cut into shapes. Transfer the biscuits to the baking sheets.
- Cut out shapes in the centre of each biscuit. Fill each one with a crushed boiled sweet. Make a hole at the top of each biscuit so you can thread a ribbon through it later.
- Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
- Take the biscuits out of the oven and let them cool before removing them from the baking paper.
- When cool, thread ribbons through the holes in the biscuits.