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Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits: Christmas

Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits.

How cute are these Christmas robin biscuits?

These are SO sweet.

I bet the children would love making some of these with you?

A great rainy day baking project.

Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits

Vegetarian/Christmas

How To Make 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 Glacé Cherries, halved

2 x 32g Cadbury Flake

24 currants

Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits: Christmas

Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits 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 glacé 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.

Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose

What do you think of these Christmas Biscuits?

Fancy making some?

As always, share your thoughts in the comments below ↓

See you tomorrow for Creative Mondays.

Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits

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17 thoughts on “Mixed Spiced Christmas Robin Biscuits: Christmas

  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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.!

  4. 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

  5. Claire,How adorable are these? What a great idea! I won't have time to make these this Christmas but I shall save the recipe for a future bake project. I think these can be enjoyed anytime of the year. I think my Robin (DH) would like your Robin biscuits. 🙂 Happy Monday, dear friend and have a joyful & blessed week!

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