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Decorated Christmas sticks recipe

This is such a cute idea; package these stick biscuits up in Mason jars for an easy present that looks gorgeous. We've kept these pretty simple, but you can decorate with any colour icing and your favourite sprinkles.

Serving Size:

Makes about 24 sticks

Category:

Ingredients:

  • 1 x quantity cut out cookies
  • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar
  • red and green food colouring, red sanding sugar

Method:

Step 1. Make up a batch of the cut-cookie dough mixture, rest then roll out until about 0.5cm thick. Measure out the desired length and width of your cookies. Ours are 8cmx2cm.

Step 2. Transfer your biscuit sticks to a tray lined with baking paper, preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and let the uncooked biscuits rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Step 3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until pale gold, transfer to a rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, make the icing by mixing the icing sugar with a tablespoon of water, adding a little more until you reach the desired consistency. Colour a little of the icing red and a little green.

Step 4. Once biscuits are completely cool, ice with plain white icing, then let this set before decorating with red and green stripes and a dusting of red sanding sugar. Let this set completely before packing into Mason jars.

Decorated finger biscuits

Notes:

  • Flavour the basic biscuit dough with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg for extra festive oomph.
  • You could use any sprinkles that you have in the cupboard for these and then just place a nice big red or green ribbon on the jar.
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  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder: You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebook or Pinterest.

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