Christmas biscuits recipe
What is Christmas?
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
First, let’s go back to ancient pre-Christian winter solstice traditions in Northern Europe. The most famous surviving example is that of the Druids at Stonehenge. Other examples can be found among Scandinavian Pagans and in Lithuania. All these pagan groups seem to have had celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice, which was celebrated on December 21st before Christianity took over with Christmas.
Today, Christmas celebrates not only Jesus’ birth but also represents family, friends, shared gifts etc., hence it has evolved into something much more than celebrating an astronomical event long ago long past! Merry Christmas everyone.
How to celebrate Christmas?
Celebrating Christmas with the most important people in your life and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Christmas is about family and friends loving each other, having fun together, and giving gifts to one another without always talking about money. The person most likely to enjoy a gift we give them is we ourselves when it comes right down to it. We feel good for doing something nice for someone else just like they will feel good when they receive our present! If Christmas becomes all preparation, preparation, nothing but preparations then beforehand we need some planning how do we celebrate Christmas with what time of day best suits us individually?
- Put up the tree and decorate it in lights before anyone arrives so as not to delay Christmas Day by doing it on Christmas Day and having everyone help.
- Christmas Eve is a very busy night so have your Christmas dinner early say around 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon and then have Christmas pudding and cake later on in the evening. Open presents after that.
- Or have Christmas Day lunch at midday and Christmas pudding and cake in the evening.
- Christmas Day is a family day why not let the grandparents have their Christmas present early on Christmas Eve? That will leave more time for the children to open theirs on Christmas Day.
- If you are going away for Christmas, take all your presents with you so that Christmas isn’t just a flurry of wrapping paper and ribbons as soon as you arrive.
So let’s move to Christmas biscuits recipe.
Tips for baking best Christmas biscuits.
- One of the best ways to keep food fresh and delicious is by freezing it. The process usually takes 34 hours, but there are different methods you can use for longer storage times such as Biscuit drying rack or vacuum packaging which both have their benefits.
- Christmas biscuits can also be frozen.
- Freeze Christmas biscuits before or after baking.
- If you freeze Christmas biscuits after baking, they will not need to be thawed before Christmas.
- Christmas biscuits can also be stored in an airtight container and kept for up to a week.
- Christmas cookies Christmas cake Christmas pudding Christmas roast Christmas fruit cake Christmas trifle Christmas Pudding Christmas cake.
How to bake Christmas biscuits recipe step by step
Christmas biscuits recipe
- 225 g flour
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- 1 orange Zest
- 115 g Golden sugar
- 1 egg
- 115 g Butter
- 400 g icing sugar
- 1 tsp Red gel (optional)
- Put the oven on gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line two baking sheets with paper for baking.
- Mix together the flour, orange zest and mixed spice with sugar in a large mixing bowl. Rub pieces of butter between your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs before adding eggs one at time to form a doughy paste like consistency that's easy on hands but firm enough not bend when rolled out flat or shaped into balls (depending what you want). Bring all ingredients together by hand then wrap tightly for 20 minutes’ minimum this will keep them fresh longer.
- Once the dough has been mixed and rolled out to a thickness of 5mm, cut into shapes like stars or snowmen. You can also make Christmas trees if you want! Bring any unused pieces together before baking for 10 more minutes so they stay firm while still being crispy on top with just enough chewiness from their cores inside perfect as appetisers at your next party.
- Beware, these will be the easiest DIY you've ever made! Place your ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Line baking sheets with greased paper or foil then spread dough onto each one of them as evenly as possible (I use my hands). Bake for 1012 minutes (check after 8 if small shapes), until golden browned crust has formed on top; remove from oven but leave resting area cool so it does not overcook further before transferring biscuits to wire rack once done Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- For the icing, put half of the icing sugar in a mixing cup with 3 tablespoons water and mix until it forms a thick paste. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the remaining icing sugar with 3 tablespoons water and the red gel food colouring to make a bright crimson colour.
- Pipe your favorite holiday designs on top of the cooled biscuits with a piping bag and small plain nozzle (or use a spoon snipped in half). Leave to set for just seconds before you're ready, so that they don't get too hard or dry out while decorating. To add a festive and lively look, use the white icing to flood your borders. Then embellish them with silver balls or stars of different sizes for an elegant finish.
- To make chocolate icing decorations, roll out green and red fondant icing on a clean surface to 5mm thickness. Cut out the shapes, then use. Now you've got a delicious and unique dessert to impress your guests with! The best part is that it only takes minutes of preparation time. Just be sure not let these biscuits set overnight before serving, or they'll turn hard as rock—which isn't fun at all since there's nothing worse than biting into something rubbery. Nor does anyone want their nice looking cake decorated by such unappetising things anyway.