Christmas Tree Biscuits
Bicarbonate of soda
Ground mixed spice
Butter, chilled and cubed
Soft light brown sugar
Golden syrup, heated
Plain flour for dusting
9 oz Packet
Glace icing made with 2oz
Icing sugar & 2 tspn water
Icing sugar for rolling
Silver balls, sweets,
Desiccated coconut, gold
Preheat oven to 190'C (375'F). Grease two baking sheets.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spice into a bowl.
Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine
breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add the golden syrup and egg and mix
to form a dough.
Gently knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth, the roll
out to 1/4 inch thick. Use christmas cutters to cut out 16 shapes.
Lift shapes on to baking sheets and bake until just firm to the touch.
Make a hole large enough for gold thread at the top of each biscuit.
Transfer to cooling rack and leave until cold.
To decorate, roll out fondant icing on a clean surface dusted with
icing sugar. Cut out shapes with cutters and place on biscuits,
securing them with a little water. Make a hole for thread as before.
Decorate with piped glace icing, silver balls, sweets or coconut.
Thread each biscuit with gold thread and hang on Christmas tree, if