Christmas Cinnamon Butter Biscuits

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Wish upon a star, or an Angel, or a snowflake, whatever, it’s Christmas!  These Christmas Cinnamon Butter Bickies are really yummy and a great way of getting kids in the kitchen too.

Traditional recipe and method first and Thermomix one at the bottom (scroll down).

Makes about 25 depending on the size of your cookie cutters.

What you need:

125 g butter, chilled and chopped

1/2 C raw caster sugar

2 C plain flour (I used gluten free)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 Tbsp milk

What you do:

Put butter, flour, cinnamon and sugar in a food processor and process until it forms breadcrumbs.Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix until all combined.

Flour a smooth flat surface ie your benchtop or use a silicon matt and turn out the dough.  Knead until smooth and then divide in half and flatten.  Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for at least half an hour to chill.

Preheat the oven to 170 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Take another 2 sheets of baking paper and place one half of the dough between the sheets

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Using a rolling pin roll out the dough until about 1/2 cm thick.  Using cookie cutters, cut out the shapes from the dough and place onto the prepared baking trays a couple of centimetres apart in case of spreading.  Roll up any left over dough and roll out again and cut with cutters.

You can either continue on and do the same with the other half of the dough or freeze that for another time you need bickies in a hurry!

Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden.  Remove from oven and leave on tray to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Once cool decorate to your hearts content.

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Christmas Cinnamon Butter Biscuits - Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter, chilled, roughly chopped
  • 110 g raw caster sugar
  • 210 g plain flour ( I used gluten free)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk (about 5g)

Instructions

  1. Put butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon in the TM and mix Speed 4 / 18 seconds to resemble breadcrumbs
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and combine Speed 3 / 10 seconds
  3. Turn to kneading function and knead for 1 minute
  4. Turn out onto plastic wrap, flatten a bit and put in fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes
  5. Preheat oven to 170 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  6. Take another 2 sheets of baking paper and place one half of the dough between the sheets
  7. Using a rolling pin roll out the dough until about 1/2 cm thick.
  8. Using cookie cutters, cut out the shapes from the dough and place onto the prepared baking trays a couple of centimetres apart in case of spreading. Roll up any left over dough and roll out again and cut with cutters.
  9. You can either continue on and do the same with the other half of the dough or freeze that for another time you need bickies in a hurry!
  10. Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and leave on tray to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cool decorate to your hearts content.
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8 comments on “Christmas Cinnamon Butter Biscuits

  1. Hotly Spiced
    December 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

    What gorgeous cookies. They are so festive and I think the cinnamon spice must add beautiful flavour as well as put a lovely fragrance through your kitchen. I do love to make festive cookies to celebrate Christmas xx

    • Vicki
      December 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you it does make the standard butter bicky a bit more festive! Thanks for stopping by. x

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    These looks great and cinnamon is just the taste of Christmas, don’t you think? I love any recipe that puts my Christmas cookie cutters to good use!

    • Vicki
      December 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      I agree cinnamon does make it seem more Christmassy. I’m throwing it around at the moment! x

  3. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    December 5, 2014 at 6:19 am

    How cute! The boys and I were making Christmas biscuits yesterday. They love to decorate them, but usually most of the icing ends up in their mouths instead of on the biscuits! Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great weekend x

    • Vicki
      December 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks lovely. My girls only really want the icing! x

  4. House in Tillford
    December 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I love classic butter biscuits and the cinnamon adds a nice touch

    • Vicki
      December 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Hi there. Thank you yes I think it adds a Christmassy touch!

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