Christmas Tree Stained Glass Biscuits

  • 80g Whitworths Block Dates, finely chopped
  • 25g Whitworths Crystallised Fiery Ginger, finely chopped
  • 200g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3g mixed spice
  • 85g butter, softened
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 30ml water
  • 20 hard boiled sweets, crushed
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 reel festive ribbon

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Preheat your oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/Gas Mark 5 then grease 4 baking sheets.
  • Heat the dates and water in a small pan, over a medium heat, until the dates become soft and mushy then set aside.
  • Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice into a mixing bowl then rub in the butter to form a crumb.
  • Stir in the sugar then add the golden syrup, ginger and softened dates. Stir to form a dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out to ½cm and cut out 20 festive shapes, place onto the baking sheets then using smaller cutters cut out the centres.
  • Fill the centres with the crushed boiled sweets, using an assortment of colours works really well then bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.
  • Whilst the baked biscuits are still hot and soft, make a small hole for the ribbon using a skewer then allow to completely cool in their trays
  • When cooled dust with icing sugar then thread ribbon though the holes and tie to loop.
  • Hang a selection on your Christmas Tree and enjoy the rest! (they will keep for a week in an airtight container)
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  • 20
  • 8-10 minutes per batch
  • Makes