Friday, 27 November 2015

Snowmen Biscuits, get ready for Winter

When I saw a recipe for  Snowman biscuits I couldn't wait to make them with my grandchildren. They are such a delight wearing their aprons, rolling away with their rolling pins with intense expressions on their faces. So off I went to buy the ingredients., and  a great time was had by all. Just the thing to keep the little ones busy on a winter's afternoon.

Snowman biscuits.

For the biscuits

300g flour
130g butter, cut into pieces
50g sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg and 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten.

Heat the oven to 180

Rub the butter into the flour.
Stir in the sugar and add the egg mixture to bind.
Form a ball and put it into the fridge for 15 minutes, covered with clingfilm.
Roll the dough out and cut out about twelve rounds.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and cool on a wire tray.

For the snowmen

white marshmallows
smarties or m and ms
icing made with white icing sugar and water to a spreading consistency.

Put the cooled biscuits on a plate and spread with a little of the icing.. Place a marshmallow on the top. Add the smarties as buttons and then draw in eyes and arms with a tube of chocolate icing.
The decorating can be done entirely by the children,  it's amazing how a two year old can colour coordinate.

Ready to go in the oven

Everything ready to make the snowmen

Let the biscuits cool before topping with icing

One is ready

Snowman family, yum

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