Whether you make these biscuits to hang on your tree or make them just because they’re sure to go down a treat! They’re a simple little recipe gently spiced with cinnamon and vanilla – I hope you love them.
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- 230g plain flour
- 60g light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 150g butter (or dairy-free alternative)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 350g icing sugar
- 8 tablespoons of aquafaba (juice from a can of chickpeas)
- Red food colouring
- Green food colouring
- Ribbon, optional if making into decorations
Preheat the oven to 180c and line 3 baking trays with baking paper.
In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon.
In a separate mixing bowl using a hand or electric whisk, whisk the butter and vanilla extract until creamy.
Add the butter to the flour mixture and combine until a ball of dough is formed.
Sprinkle the work surface with flour and using a rolling pin roll the dough until approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Using Christmas cookie cutters cut out desired shapes, and using a sharp object make a small hole at the top of each biscuit. This is to thread the ribbon through at the end.
Place the biscuits on the baking trays and bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes.
Meanwhile make the icing by whisking together the icing sugar and aquafaba until fluffy.
Split the mixture between three bowls, adding red food colouring to one, and green to another, leaving the last bowl white.
Pour into three piping bags and place in the fridge to firm up whilst the biscuits cool completely.
Cut a tiny hole in the end of each piping bag and decorate the biscuits as you wish.
Leave to dry completely before threading ribbon through the holes and hanging on the tree.