Mixed spiced Christmas robin biscuits recipe
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Mixed spiced Christmas robin biscuits recipe

These mixed spiced biscuits are decorated with icing, currants, glacé cherries and Cadbury Flakes.

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  • Makes24
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook12 mins
  • Total time42 mins

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Ingredients

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 100g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice

TO DECORATE

  • 140g Dr Oetker Designer Icing White
  • 12 essential Waitrose Glacé Cherries, halved
  • 2 x 32g Cadbury Flake
  • 24 currants

Method

  1. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and creamy. Add the egg and syrup, then sift in the flour and spice. Mix well to form a dough. Shape into a flat ball or disc, and then wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap the dough, place between 2 sheets of clingfilm, and roll out to about 5mm thick. Using a Waitrose Robin Cookie Cutter cut out 20-24 shapes.

  3. Place the biscuit shapes on the baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. To decorate, soften the icing according to the pack instructions. Using a disposable piping bag with a small writing nozzle, pipe a little roundel of icing on each robin’s breast, then smooth with a small palette knife dipped in hot water. Stick half a glacé cherry on top, leaving a little of the white exposed. Then use a small dot of icing to fix a currant for the robin’s eye.

  5. To make the wings, cut the Flake into 2-3cm-long pieces, then cut each length in half and half again (to make 12-16 sticks from each Flake). Use a dot of icing to secure a stick of Flake for the wing. Leave the icing to set before serving.

Nutritional

Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

684kJ/ 163kcals

Fat

6.5g

Saturated Fat

4g

Carbohydrates

24.2g

Sugars

14.6g

Fibre

0.5g

Protein

1.9g

Salt

0.1g

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