Recipe | Christmas vanilla cookies

Here’s my attempt at some festive baking! A selection of lovely vanilla biscuits with some cute decorations.

Christmas cookie biscuit selection mini gingerbread men, pink hearts and Christmas tree decoration

I found the basic recipe for these biscuits at BBC Good Food.

Of course, how many biscuits this mixture makes depends on the size of your cutter and how thickly you roll the dough. The original recipe said these quantities would make 20 biscuits, but I made 60!

Christmas biscuits cookies gingerbread men, green sparkly trees and stars with snowflakes

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Recipe | Caramel smiley face biscuits

Caramel biscuits cookies face decoration with crimped piping buttercream hair

I had a lot of pink buttercream left over from my mini rosette vanilla cupcakes. So I came up with these to use it up. My son helped my roll and cut out the dough, but the decorating needed my steady hands (I gave him his own to go mad on!)

Ingredients (makes 12 – 15 biscuits depending on the size of your cutter)

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Recipe | Gingerbread women and teddy bears

Gingerbread women and teddy bears decorated with icing

A board of lovely gingerbread ladies and teddies!

Making and decorating gingerbread men is fun for kids of all ages! I had planned to make gingerbread men, but then discovered that my cutters were for women and teddy bears!

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Pretty vanilla biscuits

I decided to move on from cake to biscuits to give myself an excuse for some decorating 🙂

biscuits 1

This is the first time I’ve used royal icing to decorate biscuits and I hope to get better with practice!

Here are the ingredients for the basic biscuit mix I used. This will make about 30 biscuits. We got 31 out of it!

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