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Tanya Burr's snowmen biscuits

'Whatever age, you'll love these cute Christmas cookies - a brilliant edible crafts product for children'

'Whatever age, you'll love these cute Christmas cookies - a brilliant edible crafts product for children'

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Cooking Time

Cook: 45 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 20

Cooking Time

Price: 24p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 46g serving contains

Energy
857kj
205kcal
10%
Fat
9.5g
Med
14%
Saturates
6.0g
Med
30%
Sugars
16.9g
High
19%
Salt
0.01g
Low
0%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
1862kJ/446kcal

Ingredients

For the biscuits

110g caster sugar

225g unsalted butter, softened

275g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

For the icing

200g icing sugar

3–4 tbsp milk

To decorate

Ready-made writing icing in tubes (a few different colours)

20 mini marshmallows orange jelly slices, or other jellied orange sweet mini chocolate chips or chocolate-coated puffed rice

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ gas mark 4. Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
2
Put the sugar and butter in a bowl and cream together until thick and pale. Stir in the flour until everything is mixed together.
3
Dust the work surface with flour then tip the mixture out onto the surface and work it into a disk with your hands, gathering in all the crumbly bits as you go and work them into a dough.
4
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm then cut out 20 circles with the 7cm cutter, re-rolling scraps of dough as necessary and arranging them on the lined baking sheets as you go.
5
Bake the cookies in the oven for 13–15 minutes, or until they are golden brown, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
6
While waiting for the cookies to cool, decorate your snowmen’s faces by using writing icing in tubes to draw eyes and a mouth on individual marshmallows. Use orange jelly slices cut into tiny wedges for a carrot nose. Allow the decorated faces to set.
7
Make the icing by putting the icing sugar in a bowl and stirring in the milk little by little until you have a thick, smooth icing that isn’t runny.
8
When the cookies are completely cool, spoon a little white icing onto each one – it’s meant to look like a puddle, so don’t worry about being too neat.
9
While the icing is still soft, put your marshmallow head in place. Use chocolate chips or chocolate-coated puffed rice for the coal buttons, and place these on while the icing is runny. Leave the icing to harden and set for about 10 minutes.

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