Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Biscuits

Melting Snowman Biscuits...

Ingredients For The Biscuit...
  • 325g Plain Flour, extra for sprinkling
  • 200g Butter, extra for greasing
  • 125g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
Things You Will Need For The Decorating...
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Royal Icing
  • Coloured Icing Or Food Colouring
  • Optional - Silver Dragees, Mini Chocolate Chips, Sweets ( To make buttons and accessories for your snowman )
  • Baking Parchment
  • Microwavable Plate
  • Baking Sheet
  • Spoon or Knife

The Method:
  1. Preheat your oven to 180c/ fan 160c/ Gas Mark 4
  2. Rub butter into flour, until they ressemble breadcrumbs.
  3. Add sugar, vanilla extract and eggs to form your dough.
Step 1 of Creating Your Snowman... The Biscuit

Once your dough is made, prepare your work surface, you will need flour, baking sheets lined with baking parchment, a spoon and your oven pre-heated.

Scoop out large lumps of dough using your spoon and sprinkle with flour to prevent the dough to sticking to your hands.

Roll your dough into a ball and then start to press it flat. Make sure you keep it wavey/bumpy effect as you are trying to create a puddle. There isn't a correct shape, just try to keep the biscuit half an inch thick. Lay on your lined baking sheet.

Repeat the above with the rest of your biscuit dough, make them as close to the same size as possible but they don't have to look exact.

Bake your biscuits for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2 Of Creating Your Snowman Biscuits... The     Snow

Once your biscuits have cooled. Place a piece of parchment paper on your work surface, 
place a biscuit on top.

Spoon a puddle of icing onto your biscuit using a back of a spoon or a knife to spread across the biscuit base, making sure you take it right to the edges in some spots to make it look drippy.

Next grease a microwavable plate with butter and place 8 marshmallows spaced apart. 
Set your microwave to 20 seconds, do not leave unattended. Watch the marshmallows, as they start to puff up you are good to go. Don't allow them to get huge or melt.

Grease your fingers and pick up one marshmallow at a time and kind of squash them into place on your iced biscuit. You don't need to be neat or perfect.

Repeat this step for each biscuit.

Step 3 Of Creating Your Snowman... Decorating

At this point you have got your base ready, so you can decorate as you please.

You will need... Some piping bags and size 1 or 2 tips. You can also use a zip top bag/ freezer bag with a very small hole in the corner. If you created your own royal icing add the food colouring to your icing to create the colours of your choice. Alternatively you can buy icing pens from your local supermarket.


To make things easier you can use silver dragees or mini chocolate chips to create buttons and eyes.

Sourced: Truly Custom Baking

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