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Cinnamon Spiced Snowflake Cookies

Cinnamon Spiced Snowflake Cookies
Preparation time:
45 minutes
Cooking time:
12-15 minutes
Serves:
5-6 bags of cookies

These cute and tasty biscuits look adorable on the tree or as hanging decorations around the house they are so jolly! They also make lovely gifts.

  • Cinnamon Spiced Snowflake Cookies

    Ingredients

    For the biscuits:
    • 240g soft brown sugar

    • 160g molasses sugar

    • 400g soft unsalted butter

    • 2 free-range eggs

    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

    • 750g plain flour plus extra for rolling out

    For the icing:
    • 200g soft peak white royal icing placed in 2 bags, one with a No3 round nozzle for larger cookies and one with a No 2 round nozzle for the tiny ones (or cut a 3mm/2mm hole in your bag)

  • Method

    For the biscuits:
    • Preheat the oven to 180C. and line your tray/s with parchment paper.

    • Beat the sugars, butter and vanilla together until combined.
      Add the egg and beat in until combined.

    • Mix the spices into the flour to distribute, then add the flour to the bowl and beat on slow until just combined. Tip out onto the surface and bring them together into a ball.

    • Roll out to an even thickness of approximately 5mm (use marzipan spacers/guide sticks to ensure all cookies are exactly the same, so they bake evenly and look neater if you have them)

    • Cut out the snowflakes and place them onto the parchment-lined trays leaving a couple of cm between each one.

    • Bake for 12-15 mins until they turn a darker golden brown and are firm to the touch. Leave to cool on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    To decorate:
    • When ready to ice, pipe over the cookies to create the snowflake effect and leave them to dry before wrapping and tying them with ribbon. These biscuits last for up to a month if well-wrapped, so you can make them well in advance of Christmas if you want to get ahead.
  • Chef Notes

    • Makes approx. 50-60 subject to sizes, bag up in batches of 5 or 7 for the perfect treat size bag. Half this batch if you only wish to make a few gift bags.
    Equipment you will need:
    • Stand mixer with a paddle attachment

    • Baking tray/s

    • A set of snowflake cutters in mixed sizes

    • Rolling pin

    • Pastry brush

    • Scissors

    • Baking paper

    • Cling film

    • Spatula

    • Piping bags

    • No 2 and 3-round piping nozzles

    • Pastry guides/marzipan spacers for even thickness (optional)

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