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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Mixed spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits...


How cute are these Mixed spiced Christmas robin biscuits? These are sweet. I bet the children would love making some of these with you? A great rainy day baking project.


Vegetarian/Christmas

Mixed spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits:

Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time:12 minutes
Total time:42 minutes

Makes: 20 - 24

Ingredients:
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 100g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice

To Decorate:
  • 140g pouch Dr Oetker Designer Icing White
  • 12 essential Waitrose GlacĂ© Cherries, halved
  • 2 x 32g Cadbury Flake
  • 24 currants

Method:

1. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and creamy. Add the egg and syrup, then sift in the flour and spice. Mix well to form a dough. Shape into a flat ball or disc, and then wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap the dough, place between 2 sheets of clingfilm, and roll out to about 5mm thick. Using a Waitrose Robin Cookie Cutter cut out 20-24 shapes.

3. Place the biscuit shapes on the baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. To decorate, soften the icing according to the pack instructions. Using a disposable piping bag with a small writing nozzle, pipe a little roundel of icing on each robin’s breast, then smooth with a small palette knife dipped in hot water. Stick half a glacĂ© cherry on top, leaving a little of the white exposed. Then use a small dot of icing to fix a currant for the robin’s eye.

5. To make the wings, cut the Flake into 2-3cm-long pieces, then cut each length in half and half again (to make 12-16 sticks from each Flake). Use a dot of icing to secure a stick of Flake for the wing. Leave the icing to set before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose

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9 comments

  1. Hi Claire, they are very cute indeed! Not sure if the Cadburys flake would make it onto the robin though. Love their red breasts!

    xx

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    1. Ha! I love them too. Thanks for stopping by Debbie :)

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  2. These are so cute! I love the idea of using cherries for the robin's breast :o)

    #MMBC

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  3. Such a cute dessert! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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  4. Such adorable cookies and would also double as Spring time cookies. I love this post, as I am already sick of seeing Christmas trees and home decor. This wonderful post is so refreshing. They look yummy and darling.

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  5. Love that these use maple syrup, Claire! They are adorable! And what a fun Christmas baking project for kids. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.!

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  6. I can't wait to give a try making your awesome Robin Biscuits! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. How very cute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  8. I have never made biscuits before. These robin biscuits are so cute and perfect for this time of year!

    - Natalie A.

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