If there’s any excuse to get creative in the kitchen, it’s Christmas. From mince pies to chocolate logs, everyone has their festive favourite they like to bake (or have baked for them). For a fun Christmas activity with kids, we think these super easy biscuits are a recipe for success. So if you’re looking for a simple idea with just a few cupboard ingredients, roll up your sleeves and get those aprons on. You even get to eat the rewards afterwards.
Ingredients for 15-20 small biscuits
70g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
150g plain flour, plus extra to dust your surfaces
For the decoration
Sieve (optional, for dusting icing sugar at the end)
- Preheat the oven to 180 ℃.
- Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until combined.
- Add in the spices and flour with a touch of vanilla extract. Mix together.
- Roll the biscuit dough into a ball and cover with cling flim. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Time saving tip: You could always do this part ahead of the activity and then it’s straight into the fun part!
- When chilled, roll out onto a floured surface and use the cutters to create your Christmas shapes.
- Place carefully on the baking tray and bake for around 15 minutes until golden and hard to the touch.
- To decorate, add a few drops of water to icing sugar at a time until it forms a thick, pipe-able consistency. Add to a piping bag and snip a small hole at the end.
- Have fun with your festive biscuit creations!
Time saving tip: You can get lots of different ready-made icing sugar colours and fondants in the supermarkets – they’ll never know!
What Christmas bakes have you planned for the festive season? Do you have any traditions or festive recipes you love to make with the family?
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