stained glass biscuits

Stained Glass Biscuits

Christmas is nearly upon us and my Christmas baking is still continuing at full speed. Yesterday was the last day of term so I’m now on 2 week holiday, yay! Today I made one of my final batches of decoration biscuits, and some stained glass biscuits for our tree. The way they glisten on the tree is beautiful and I will certainly be making them again in the future. I’ve submitted them to Susan’s Christmas Cookie Foodblog Event at Food Blogga

Stained glass biscuits
Makes about 20

175g plain flour
75g unsalted butter
3 tbsp vanilla caster sugar
1 egg white
2 tbsp orange juice
bag of boiled sweets (one per biscuit)

1) Preheat oven to 180oc. Rub butter into flour until you have a fine breadcrumb texture. Stir in sugar, egg. Then mix in orange juice in gradually, until you have a smooth dough.

2) Roll out dough until about 2mm-5mm thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out a round, then use a different shape to cut out the middle. Make a small hole at the top using a skewer, to allow you to thread ribbon/thread through later on. Place on baking tray lined with baking parchment.

3) Place a boiled sweet in the middle of each biscuit. bake for 15-20 min. Allow to cool on baking sheet.

Post Author: Jules

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7 thoughts on “Stained Glass Biscuits

  • msMarmitelover

    (December 18, 2009 - 12:54 am)

    Gorgeous!

  • Tracey Hand

    (December 6, 2010 - 12:24 pm)

    This might sound like a dumb question but are these edible? If so, how long/well do they ‘keep’ on the tree?

    • Jules

      (December 6, 2010 - 12:40 pm)

      They are very much edible. Last years ours stayed on the tree for 2 weeks, but the biscuit does begin to go soft and the glass bit goes sticky so if you want to eat them at their best eat fresh.

  • @Jikan

    (December 6, 2010 - 12:37 pm)

    Nom Nom. You know I’ve never made these…I must get round to it sometime :)

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