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Spiced Christmas Decoration Cookies

December 04

My brother and I used to make these with my auntie Erica every year for Christmas. You can poke a hole in the top of them and then string through some ribbon so you can hang them on your Christmas tree. They look really great when the sparkly lights shine through!  Do keep an eye on these once they’re on the tree though, in our house they always had a tendency to go missing!

  • serves Serves 30
  • time 50 mins


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/ fan 160c and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a stand alone mixer beat together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg and beat through.
  3. 3. Mix through the flour, baking powder, salt, mixed spice and vanilla extract until you have a biscuit dough.
  4. 4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to about 1cm in thickness.
  5. 5. Cut out biscuit shapes, place on the lined baking tray, then using a smaller cutter or a small knife cut out the center of each cookie, arranging these around the tray aswell.
  6. 6. Crush the sweets using a rolling pin, they don’t need to be very fine pieces and arrange them into the centre of the cookie. Place in the oven.
  7. 7. Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven, using a straw or end of a piping nozzle, poke out a hole at the top of each cookie. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  8. 8. String through some ribbon and hang on the tree.

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100g of muscovado sugar

150g of butter

1 large free range egg

350g of plain flour

1 tsp of baking powder

A pinch of salt

1 tbsp of mixed spice

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 pack of foxes fruits or jolly ranchers