Sunday, 13 December 2015

December 13th - Stained glass window biscuits

Today we made Stained glass window biscuits for E to take to school to share for her birthday.

You will need:

175g  butter, softened
100g  caster sugar
225g plain flour
About 20 boiled sweets (in different colours)

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3. Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper. You will need a large star or other Christmas cutters.
2. Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and, using a wooden spoon or spatula, beat until smooth. Add the flour and bring the dough together by hand.
3. Roll out on a lightly floured work surface using a rolling pin until the dough is about 0.5cm (¼in) thick. Use your large cutter to cut out the shapes. If you have a small version of your chosen cutter use this to cut the middle out of each shape, otherwise do it by hand, leaving about 1cm (½in) of biscuit around the edge. Arrange on the baking sheets.
4. Separate the boiled sweets into their colours and put them in plastic bags (one colour in each bag). Crush using a rolling pin until they’re fine grains, and sprinkle these grains in the middle of each biscuit
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are a pale gold and the sweets inside them have  melted. Leave to stand on the trays for about 5 minutes to cool slightly, then carefully transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

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