Mmmm, the smell of freshly home baking feels me with cosy, warm feelings. And fills my nose with such homely, cosy, delicious scents! Home baking is one of my favourite things to do at any time throughout the year, but nothing beats baking at Christmas time – cookies, mince pies, puddings… basically anything ‘festive’.
Today, I thought I’d share my love of baking with you again, as last year you loved my Ultimate Festive Cookies post and well, I just love baking and wanted to try something new! I really hope you enjoy this post, and feel inspired to bake something scrumptious yourself. Oh and please, as always, let me know if you do bake something!
Cinnamon Snowflake Shortbread Biscuits
*Recipe makes around 30 biscuits, half the ingredients for a smaller batch.
- 110g Caster Sugar
- 250g Butter
- 360g Plain Flour
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon (optional)
- 125g Icing Sugar
- 15ml Warm Water
- Pre-heat oven to 190°c
- Beat together the sugar and the butter until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Sieve the flour an into the mixture and stir in a smooth paste, you may have to use your hands for this part.
- Sprinkle a little bit of flour on a clean work surface and on your rolling pin. Then, roll out your dough, kneading with your hands first. Roll dough out to around 1cm thick.
- Use cutters or a knife to carefully cut out your desired shapes. For this recipe, I used a snowflake cutter from IKEA.
- Place onto a lined baking tray and sprinkle the biscuits with caster sugar.
- Bake in an oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Place the baked biscuits on to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
- Now to create your icing, mix together the icing sugar and water into a paste thick enough to add onto your snowflakes without it all dripping off.
- Pour the icing onto the biscuits, but only on half of the snowflake and tilt up to let the icing fall down the other half of the biscuit.
- Add as many sprinkles as you desire. I have chosen to use snowflakes and little balls that look like snowballs to create a snowflake/wintery effect.
These biscuits would make a great gift at Christmas for someone with a sweet tooth or who you think would appreciate a homemade gift. By placing them in a cute gift box or biscuit tin, add a ribbon or a bow and voila, you have the perfect homemade gift! You could also place them on a cute plate and serve at a Christmas party or eat them all to yourself!
Only 14 days to go!
Love, Abby x