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Festive iced biscuits

A recipe from sarahdall.co.za

Makes 30 decorations

Ingredients

Biscuit dough
• 100g castor sugar
• 200g butter
• 30og cake flour
• A pinch of salt

Royal icing
• 2 egg whites
• Icing sugar

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Mix together the butter and sugar and add the sifted flour and salt, to form a biscuit dough.

Step 2
Roll out the biscuit dough 1/2cm thick and cut out desired shapes using festive cutters. Place the cut outs onto the greased baking trays and bake for 5 – 7 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through.

Step 3
Remove the biscuits from the oven. Immediately pierce the top of each biscuit with a skewer, to make a whole. Once they are all pierced, place the biscuits onto a cooling rack to cool.

Step 4
While the biscuits are cooling, make the icing. Beat the egg whites until stiff peak and slowly add a tablespoon of icing at a time until you have a thick glossy icing; make sure it is of piping consistency. If it is a little thick, add a drop of water.

Step 5
Place the icing in a piping bag and pipe decorations as desired. Thin the icing with a little water, if you want a runnier icing.

Stylists tip: Making biscuit decorations is a great activity to do with kids, fill bowls with different coloured icings and toppings, let them decorate and be creative!