Super simple Christmas tree decorations
Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes baking
These biscuits are really simple to bake and make great Christmas tree decorations. Little ones will also enjoy getting the chance to decorate the biscuits and see them hanging on the tree.
75g butter, softened
115g caster sugar
200g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp mixed spice
Writing icing tubes
Preheat the oven to 180C / 170C Fan and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cream the butter and sugar
Get your toddler to measure the butter and cut into small pieces before adding to your mixing bowl.
Weigh the sugar and add that to your bowl.
Using wooden spoons, mix the butter and sugar together until it’s soft and well beaten.
Add the rest of the ingredients
Crack the egg into your bowl. Get your child to measure the flour out along with the baking powder and salt, then add to your bowl.
Mix everything together
We used our hands to rub it all together and then into a nice ball of dough.
Wrap the dough in cling film and pop it in your fridge for half an hour or so to firm up a bit.
Make the biscuits
Get your child to help you roll the mixture out until it is about 1cm thick. If you do it between two sheets of baking paper it will stop it sticking.
Using Christmas shaped biscuit cutters, cut out different shapes and pop them on your prepared baking tray. Use a straw to pierce the top of each cookie to make a hole for the ribbon/thread.
Bake the biscuits
Pop the biscuits in the oven for 8-10 minutes. They’re ready when they are turning golden brown.
Remove the trays from the oven and place the biscuits on a wire rack to cool. If you need to – re-pierce the holes before they harden.
Decorate the biscuits
Give your toddler the writing icing and get them to decorate each biscuit.
Thread each biscuit/Christmas tree decorations with ribbon or thread and hang on your tree.