stained glass biscuit recipe

Christmas Stained Glass Biscuits Recipe

This christmas stained glass biscuit recipe was created with the Panasonic MX-ZX1800SXC blender and is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe, for the experience fresh campaign.

They make lovely Christmas tree decorations as well as smelling and tasting great. 

Christmas Stained Glass Biscuits

Pretty stained glass cookies or biscuits perfect for your Christmas tree. They look, smell and taste great.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 16
stained glass biscuits

Notes on the Recipe (click to view)

Ingredients

  • 100g cold cubed butter
  • 180g plain flour
  • 50g white sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • dash of milk - 1-2 tablespoons
  • 16 hard boiled sweets

Method

  1. Group the sweets into colours and blitz each group for 15 seconds in the blender. Put to one side.
  2. Add the flour, orange zest, sugar, spices and butter into the blender, and pulse on the grinder option for 3 pulses.
  3. Place the mix into a bowl and rub any large pieces of butter into the mix, so that it resembles fine sand.
  4. Add the dash of milk and stir together into a dough.
  5. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out onto a dusted surface, and cut the large cookies out, then in the middle of each cookie use a smaller cutter to cut out the middle. Keep any leftover dough to re roll and make more.
  7. Using a straw cut a small hole into the top of each cookie, to thread your ribbon or twine through once cooked.
  8. Line the cookies up on a baking tray and spoon 2 teaspoons of the crushed sweets into the centre of each cookie.
  9. If you have any spare dough, try cutting out holly shapes and use egg wash to arrange them like a holly wreath. You can also cut 2 loop holes in a cookie to allow for a bow to be at the top when you hang them.
  10. Bake on 150'C for 10-13 minutes until golden, then allow to rest for 20 minutes to cool.
  11. Thread the twine or ribbon through the holes and then they are ready to hang on the tree! (If they last that long!)

Being a Panasonic Ambassador

As part of being a Panasonic ambassador for the past 9 months I have been testing out their food processor, blender, steam microwave and juicer.

In this biscuit recipe I used the Panasonic MX-ZX1800SXC blender.

And I really loved it!

It can do everything my normal blender can do, like smoothies and grinding, and more. It can also be used for soups and even ice and sorbets.

stained glass cookies

Decorating Your Christmas Tree with Cookies

This year was the first time I’ve ever had a real Christmas tree, and as I’m sure those of you who buy them already know, it’s a little overwhelming when you go to choose one.

You want the perfect tree, and you compare them to each other, meaning you’re tempted by bigger, and fuller trees each time.

Needless to say we got home to a scene like the Griswalds Christmas tree.

So you get the tree home, realise it’s not quite the right size, and then go into your box of decorations and realise you don’t have enough, or they’ve broken because you probably should have spent a bit more time packing them all away last year.

Thankfully, cute stained glass cookies or biscuits are still very much in fashion, look good, taste good and smell good too.

These Christmas stained glass biscuits were the perfect solution.

stained glass biscuit on christmas tree

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About the Author Lisa

I'm Lisa and this is the Lovely Appetite blog. I’m always experimenting with recipes, hunting through cookbooks for inspiration or trying out new places to eat. Please browse the site and enjoy reading about my findings.

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