Low-Sugar Christmas Biscuits

Low-Sugar Christmas Biscuits

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Here’s an idea for some low-sugar Christmas biscuits! Everybody in your family will be grateful for them, believe us!

A low-sugar Christmas can still be sweet and these biscuits make for great Christmas tree decorations. Don’t wait and try these amazing Christmas biscuits today!

Christmas biscuits

Ingredients

  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 60g/2¼oz soft brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 275g/9¾oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped candied peel
  • halved blanched almonds, to decorate

Original recipe makes 36 biscuits
Ready in less than 40 minutes

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy. Crack in the egg and add the vanilla extract, then beat again.
3. Mix in the flour, cinnamon and candied peel until the mixture comes together as a dough.
4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.
5. Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray. Decorate with the almond halves. To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit using a straw.
6. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes until deep golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!