Stained glass Christmas decorations

    49 min

    These are beautiful, impressive and pretty as Christmas presents, decorations or just Christmas snacks.


    Devon, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Makes: 1 dozen biscuits

    • 175g plain flour
    • 75g butter
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1 egg white
    • hard sweets of assorted colours

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:14min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:49min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and prepare baking trays by lining them with baking parchment (no flour and butter won't do for this recipe).
    2. Put flour into a mixing bowl and mix in the butter using a wooden spoon or your hands.
    3. Stir in the sugar, orange juice and egg white and stir until it makes a soft dough. It will be more like bread dough than cookie dough. Knead the dough for a minute.
    4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough, cut out shapes and place on the baking tray. Then using a small cutter (or knife if you don't have one) cut out a small shape in the centre so you have a outline.
    5. Make a hole in a top of the biscuit with a skewer so you can string ribbon through it to hang it on the tree!
    6. Place in oven for 4 minutes. Then place a hard sweet in the centre of each biscuit, and bake for a further 10 minutes.
    7. Take out of the oven, using the skewer re-pierce the hole. Leave them to cool for 5 minutes until the sweets harden. Then ta daaa!


    If you do not like orange flavored things you still need a liquid so milk would suffice and you can use vanilla essence or cinnamon instead.

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