Christmas stained glass window biscuits


stained glass biscuitWhat you need:

  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 50 grams margarine
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • pinch  of salt
  • brightly coloured boiled sweets
  • rolling pin
  • 2 biscuits cutters, one big, one small. We used 2 star shapes.
  • baking sheet
  • tea spoon
  • greaseproof paper

Preparation:

Make the biscuit mix up first:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix together the beaten egg, milk and vanilla.
  3. Add this gradually to the creamed butter mixture, stirring thoroughly.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Stir this into the mixture so that you have a stiff paste
  6. Divide into balls big enough for each child to make one biscuit.

crush up the boiled sweets into little pieces.

How to make your stained glass window biscuit:

Roll out the mixture on a lightly floured board. Cut out a large shape. Cut out a smaller shape in the centre. Fill the space with the crushed boiled sweet. Place finished biscuits on a baking tray. Bake at 175 or gas mark 5 for 8 -10 minutes. The boiled sweet will melt and create a stained glass window effect.

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