Best Festive Biscuits

If you're looking for a batch of delicious biscuits that are full of classic Christmas flavours, and can be adapted to suit you, then look no further! These biscuits can be enjoyed as they are, or decorated with icing in whatever style you like. A decorated box of biscuits would make a great gift for someone special.

This is a really quick and easy recipe, that makes between 20 and 30 biscuits depending on the size and shape you're making! Simply grab your Festive Biscuit seasoning, and follow these instructions...

 

What you'll need...

  • 250g softened butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 290g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp Festive Biscuit seasoning

What you'll do...

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C, and prepare two large baking trays by lining with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg yolk, and beat in until fully combined.
  4. Spoon your Festive Biscuit seasoning into the biscuit mixture, then slowly sift in the plain flour. 
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined, using your hands if necessary to form a ball of dough.
  6. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. 
  7. Once chilled, the dough can be rolled out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use cookie cutters in your favourite shape to stamp out the dough, then arrange on your baking trays. Leave a gap in between the biscuits to allow for spreading! Once you've stamped out as many shapes as possible, form the leftover dough into a ball and roll out again to repeat this process until all of the dough is used. 
  8. If you prefer, after chilling the dough you can simply form into a cylinder, then gently slice through to leave rounds of dough that can be placed on your baking trays to create round biscuits.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the biscuits are just turning golden. They may be a little soft when removed from the oven but will continue to cook and then will harden as they cool. You can bake them for up to 15 minutes if you prefer a crispier biscuit.
  10. The cooled biscuits can either be eaten plain, or decorated with icing if preferred. 

These biscuits should last up to two weeks in an airtight container at room temperature; but they're never around for more than a few days in our house!

You can add more or less of the Festive Biscuit seasoning depending on how strong you want the flavour to be, but we find two tablespoons is the perfect amount. 

We'd love to see what your biscuits look like, so please upload pictures of your creations to Facebook and Instagram and tag us and add #rubandroll so we don't miss them.