Check out the latest recipe from Nesss blog, Mums in the Kitchen!
I found this recipe in a library book called “Festive Cooking” and it’s definitely one of my new favourite Christmas recipes! They are so tasty and look fantastic! As you can probably see, I ended up cutting my mint leaves in half as they were too big to put two on each biscuit – I think it still looks cute – but you could always just make bigger biscuits! Although there are a few steps involved, these are easy to make and look so festive and bright ?
2 cups self-raising flour
90g butter, chopped, at room temperature
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
red Mini m&ms
2 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
100ml lemon juice
Place flour, butter and cinnamon in a food processor. Process until combined. Add sugar, syrup and egg until mixture comes together. Turn dough onto a floured board. Knead until smooth then roll out between sheets of baking paper (in 2 batches if necessary) until 5mm thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to moderate, 180 degrees celsius.
Using a 6cm fluted cutter, cut rounds from dough. Place rounds on lined baking trays. Bake 8-10 minutes, until firm. Cool on trays. Repeat with remaining dough.
Icing: meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine icing sugar and juice until a thick paste forms. Spread over cold biscuits.
Arrange mint leaves and m&ms onto wet icing to form holly. Set aside to set. Store in an airtight container, layering between sheets of baking paper.
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