Christmas butter biscuits

    3 hours 10 min

    These are basic butter biscuits that you can make with your children. The biggest fun is decorating them, of course!

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    Makes: 100 biscuits

    • 750g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 250g icing sugar
    • 500g butter, cubed
    • 3 egg yolks
    • royal icing and sugar pearls to decorate

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

    1. Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Add icing sugar and butter in cubes.
    2. Add egg yolks. Knead everything to a smooth mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
    3. Heat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line baking trays with greaseproof paper or silicone mats.
    4. Roll out the mixture in small portions on a lightly floured work surface. Cut out biscuits and place on the prepared baking trays.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Makes sure that the biscuits don't burn. Once you bake the 3rd and 4th baking tray, they will bake faster.
    6. Let cook on wire racks, then decorate with royal icing and sugar pearls.

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