Craft Club: #7 – Spiced Winter Biscuits

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Craft Club, Story Box Club | 0 comments

There are certain spices we associate with Christmas, like cloves, cinnamon, allspice and ginger. These simple Spiced Winter Biscuits feature the lot, and are easy to make with children, who can turn the biscuits into any shape they want.

The biscuits also make nice little gifts if you package them up in pretty wrapping – perfect if you need a last-minute Christmas present. Looking for language links? Have a read of our blog post, Gingerbread Men in Govone.

Difficulty: Medium

Language themes: Christmas, Food, Gifts

 

You’ll need:

75g butter
3tbsp golden syrup
60g sugar
175g plain flour
Good pinch of bicarbonate of soda
2tsp ground ginger
2tsp ground mixed spice
Rolling pin
Baking tray
Parchment paper
Cookie cutters
Icing

 

How to make it:

1

Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar into a pan, stir on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved

2

Put flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and ginger into a mixing bowl, stir, then pour in the sugar and butter mixture

3

Mix together to form a dough

4

Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for half an hour

5

Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking parchment – this way it doesn’t stick to the worktop or the rolling pin

6

Peel the top layer off when the dough is about 2mm thick, and cut out your shapes

7

Leave your shapes on the bottom layer or parchment paper and bake at 190°C (170°C fan), gas mark 5 for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown

8

Let the biscuits cool in the tin

9

Once they’re cool, decorate with icing and sprinkles

 

Tip: Don’t be tempted to take the biscuits off the tray while they’re still hot – they’ll harden as they cool

Story Box links: Read our first ever Christmas story, Countdown to Christmas.

Craft Club: #7 – Spiced Winter Biscuits

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Craft Club, Story Box Club | 0 comments

There are certain spices we associate with Christmas, like cloves, cinnamon, allspice and ginger. These simple Spiced Winter Biscuits feature the lot, and are easy to make with children, who can turn the biscuits into any shape they want.

The biscuits also make nice little gifts if you package them up in pretty wrapping – perfect if you need a last-minute Christmas present. Looking for language links? Have a read of our blog post, Gingerbread Men in Govone.

Difficulty: Medium

Language themes: Christmas, Food, Gifts

 

You’ll need:

75g butter
3tbsp golden syrup
60g sugar
175g plain flour
Good pinch of bicarbonate of soda
2tsp ground ginger
2tsp ground mixed spice
Rolling pin
Baking tray
Parchment paper
Cookie cutters
Icing

 

How to make it:

1

Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar into a pan, stir on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved

2

Put flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and ginger into a mixing bowl, stir, then pour in the sugar and butter mixture

3

Mix together to form a dough

4

Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for half an hour

5

Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking parchment – this way it doesn’t stick to the worktop or the rolling pin

6

Peel the top layer off when the dough is about 2mm thick, and cut out your shapes

7

Leave your shapes on the bottom layer or parchment paper and bake at 190°C (170°C fan), gas mark 5 for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown

8

Let the biscuits cool in the tin

9

Once they’re cool, decorate with icing and sprinkles

 

Tip: Don’t be tempted to take the biscuits off the tray while they’re still hot – they’ll harden as they cool

Story Box links: Read our first ever Christmas story, Countdown to Christmas.

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