Are you ready to get into the festive spirit? There's no better way to do it than by decorating biscuits at Christmas time! Whether you're a baking pro or a novice in the kitchen, this is a fun and easy activity that will bring some extra cheer to your festive season. And what better way to enjoy it than with a glass of your favourite wine? That's why we recommend pairing your decorating session with a glass of Barefoot Wine. So, get your apron on and let's get baking!
There’s just something magical about the smell of cinnamon and ginger filling the air as you mix up a batch of gingerbread dough. And let's not forget the satisfaction of taking that first bite of your delicious creation. Baking at Christmas is not just about the food, it's about the memories you create with family and friends too. It's about the laughter, the mess, and the sheer joy of spending time together in the kitchen. So grab your apron, put on your favourite Christmas tunes, and let's get baking! After all, it's the most wonderful time of the year for a reason.
Make your own Christmas Biscuits
But if you’re looking for something a little different, why not try decorating biscuits? We’ve got three recipes for you to try, each one guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a festive spring in your step.
First up, we’ve got Melted Snowman Biscuits. These adorable treats are easy to make and have that added bit of humour. You’ll need rich tea biscuits, icing sugar, marshmallows, round sweets, and writing icing tubes in black and orange. They’re seriously cute and delicious!
Melted Snowman Biscuit Recipe:
- 10x Rich tea biscuits
- 155g Icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 10x large white marshmallows
- Round sweets
- Black writing icing tube
- Orange writing icing tube
- Measure out your icing sugar and add in 2 tablespoons warm water. Mix continuously until you have a thick paste that is only just runny. Add more icing sugar or water if needed.
- Spoon a small amount of icing onto a rich tea biscuit- enough so it spreads across the surface of the biscuit to look like a melted snowman.
- Add a marshmallow to the middle of the icing to make the snowman’s head.
- Add in circular sweets for buttons and put the biscuits in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
- Once the icing has set, pipe arms, nose and mouth using the black wiring icing. Use the orange icing to pipe a nose.
- Voila! 10 melted snowman biscuits that are sure to impress. Pair them with a glass of sweet and fruity Barefoot Moscato.
Next, we’ve got Christmas Pudding Biscuits. These chocolatey delights are perfect for those who love a classic Christmas pudding but want to mix things up a bit. All you need is some chocolate digestives, icing sugar, and writing icing tubes in red and green. Yum!
Christmas Pudding Biscuits:
- 10x chocolate digestives. Chocolate chip cookies would also work
- 155g Icing sugar
- 2 tbsp warm water
- Piping bag
- Red writing icing tube
- Green writing icing tube
- Measure out your icing sugar and add in 2 tablespoons warm water. Mix continuously until you have a thick paste that it only just runny. Add more icing sugar or water if needed.
- Fill your piping bag with the icing and cut the very tip off the end so there is a small hole.
- Pipe a wiggly icing shape on one side of the biscuit and fill with icing to make the top of the Christmas pudding. Pop your biscuits in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
- Once the icing has set, using the green and red icing tubes to create a holly and berry design in the white icing.
- Enjoy! If Christmas pudding isn’t your thing, we guarantee these biscuits will be, especially enjoyed alongside a glass of chilled Barefoot Jammy Red.
Last but not least, we’ve got Reindeer Biscuits. These cute little treats are super quick to make for impromptu get-togethers and so cute and tasty! Win win!
- 10x chocolate coated rectangle biscuits
- A few cubes of milk chocolate
- Edible googly eyes
- 10x red circular chocolate sweets
- Mini pretzels
- Put the cubes of milk chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and heat in the microwave at 10 second increments until the chocolate has melted, mixing in between.
- Lie out your biscuits and add a very small dab of melted chocolate where the two eyes and nose would be. Add the edible eyes and a red sweet for the nose.
- Add two small dots of melted chocolate at the top where the antlers will go.
- Snap a pretzel in half, turn around and stick them to the biscuit as antlers
- Stand back and admire your cute creations before serving them at your festive get-together with a glass of smooth Barefoot Merlot.
So there you have it – three fun and festive biscuit recipes to try this Christmas. Whether you make them for yourself or to share with others, we guarantee they’ll add a little extra magic to your Christmas season. Happy baking!