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Christmas biscuits

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Origin of dish:  Germany
Type of cooking:  Oven
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (4-6) :


An easy recipe for 24 biscuits.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Make biscuits :
Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon and spices together in a large bowl.
Add the butter and rub in thoroughly with fingers until mixture has consistency of breadcrumbs. Add brown sugar.
In another bowl, mix syrup, milk and egg yolk and add to mixture. Stir until you have a smooth paste.
On a floured work surface, knead pastry for a few minutes, then roll out to a thickness of 5mm and cut into shapes with a Christmas biscuit-cutter.
Place on a baking tray and chill for 10 minutes.
Bake at a medium heat for 1à or 12 minutes, until biscuits are golden.
Leave to cool and place briefly under grill.

Make icing :
Add the icing sugar little by little to the egg white, in a small bowl, add food colouring.
Ice biscuits with a piping bag.

Advice: Keep biscuits in an airtight container.

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