Stained Glass biscuits are the perfect Christmas decoration December 19, 2016

by HelloFresh Eat

With a few boiled lollies, this simple biscuit recipe transforms into beautiful coloured windows and edible panes. We love to hang ours on the Christmas tree, ready to be eaten on the big day!

stained glass biscuits

‘Stained Glass’ Christmas Ornament Biscuits

You will need: Mixing bowl, wooden spoon, whisk, measuring cups, lined baking tray, rolling pin, cookie cutters in varying sizes, wooden skewer, lengths of ribbon (1 per biscuit).

Ingredients

  • boiled lollies, assorted colours
  • 200g butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80g) honey
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, honey and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add flour and combine. Then refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, separate boiled lollies into like colours and crush carefully with a rolling pin or other heavy implement.
  5. Roll out dough to about 4mm thick, place on lined baking tray. Use cookie cutters to get as many biscuits as possible. Remove excess dough. Then, using a smaller cookie cutter, create ‘windows’ by cutting out the centre of the biscuits use a wooden skewer to also poke a small whole at the top of each biscuit.
  6. In each window, spread a thin layer of boiled lolly shards.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until boiled lollies have melted and biscuits are golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool completely, then thread a length of ribbon through each whole and decorate your Christmas tree.

stained glass biscuits

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