Sooo its been a while since I have blabbed about my life and written up another recipe ... starting up a new job has been a bit more overwhelming than I thought. I shaln't complain however as I am enjoying it and I think I have possibly the best view out of the window. There are some perks to working on the 29th floor of a building; the other day we were above the cloud line, the sun was shining and only the tips of the yellow O2 arena spikes could be seen. In all honesty I felt like I should be skiing, not working. There comes one downside to working on the 29th floor and that is that you have to go up 29 floors in a rather speedy and efficient lift system ... motion sickness is a big issue in my life at the moment!
Last week we had our secret santa at work and with a budget of £5 and a person to buy for who I had known for the grand total of 2 days, it was not the easiet of tasks. So after much failed searching I decided to bake something seasonal & bought a nice tin to put the Christmas Biscuits in... easy.
These biscuits are soooo yummy I baked a double batch of the quantity specified below & having been eating the extras at a current rate of roughly 3 a day... oops to the diet.
Makes 16ish large Christmas Trees (10cm high)
or many more if you go for little biscuits
Pre-heat your oven to 180˚C
Bake to perfection for 8-10 minutes
You will need the following:
200g Self Raising Flour
100g Soft Light Brown Sugar
½tsp Mixed Ground Spices
100g Icing Sugar
Pre-heat your oven
Cream together the butter and sugar
Add in the egg
Sift in the flour and spices
Then flour your work surface and rolling pin
If you prefer you can half your mixture and roll out half at a time
Roll your mixture to the thickness of a £1 coin, use your cutter to push down and cut out the shapes
Place on a baking tray that has been lined with greaseproof paper
Place in the oven for 8 minutes, if they look uncooked or slightly wet looking,
put them back in for 2 minutes more