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                          Christmas Tree Biscuits
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       oz           Plain flour
      1/2   ts           Bicarbonate of soda
    1       t            Ground mixed spice
    2       oz           Butter, chilled and cubed
    3       oz           Soft light brown sugar
    2       tb           Golden syrup, heated
    1                    Egg, beaten
                         Plain flour for dusting
                         DECORATION
    9       oz           Packet coloured fondant
                         Icing
                         Glace icing made with 2oz
                         Icing sugar & 2 tspn water
                         Icing sugar for rolling
                         Silver balls, sweets,
                         Desiccated coconut, gold
                         Thread
 
   Preheat oven to 190'C (375'F). Grease two baking
   sheets. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spice
   into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the
   mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
   Add the golden syrup and egg and mix to form a dough.
   Gently knead the dough on a floured surface until
   smooth, the roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Use christmas
   cutters to cut out 16 shapes. Lift shapes on to baking
   sheets and bake until just firm to the touch. Make a
   hole large enough for gold thread at the top of each
   biscuit. Transfer to cooling rack and leave until
   cold. To decorate, roll out fondant icing on a clean
   surface dusted with icing sugar. Cut out shapes with
   cutters and place on biscuits, securing them with a
   little water. Make a hole for thread as before.
   Decorate with piped glace icing, silver balls, sweets
   or coconut. Thread each biscuit with gold thread and
   hang on Christmas tree, if liked.
  
 
 
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