Spiced snowmen biscuits

Spiced snowmen biscuits

Decorate these cute biscuits with sweets – or use writing icing on them instead.

By , 21 September 2015
Spiced snowmen biscuits
  • Ready in: 60 mins
  • Serves: 10
  • Price: 43p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 121g serving contains
  • Fat med
    17.8g
    25%
  • Saturates high
    10.6g
    53%
  • Sugars high
    60.9g
    68%
  • Salt med
    0.4g
    7%
  • Energy 2052KJ 490KCAL
    24%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1696kJ/405kcal.
Ingredients
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 level tsp ground ginger
  • 150g butter, softened, plus 25g for the icing
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 50g icing sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 500g Asda Chosen by you Ready to Roll White Icing
  • Chocolate chips, to decorate
  • Jelly beans, to decorate
  • Strawberry laces, to decorate
  • Smarties, to decorate
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. In a bowl, sift together the flour with the cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of salt.

  • In another bowl, beat 150g of the butter and the caster sugar together until creamy. Beat in the egg yolks. Add the flour mixture and stir until it forms large clumps.

  • Gather the dough together with your hands and knead lightly – just enough to make a stiff dough.

  • Pat to make a flat cake. Wrap in cling film and chill for 15 minutes.

  • Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of cling film to a thickness of 5mm. Remove the cling film and use a gingerbread man cutter to cut out snowmen shapes. Put on the baking trays, leaving a gap between each one.

  • Roll out any leftover dough and cut out more biscuits.

  • Bake the biscuits in the oven for 12 minutes. Leave on the trays to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • On a surface dusted with icing sugar, roll out the icing to the thickness of a pound coin. Cut out snowmen shapes.

  • Beat the rest of the butter with the icing sugar and spread on the biscuits, reserving a little for sticking on the sweets. Lay the biscuits, buttercream side down, on top of the icing snowmen, then turn over, so that the icing is on top.

  • Decorate with sweets, sticking them in place with buttercream. We used chocolate chips for eyes, a jelly bean for a nose, strawberry laces for scarves and Smarties for buttons.