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Little Christmas biscuits

Little Christmas biscuits

These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.

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Last modified on: December 23th 2012

For 20 biscuits, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
26 min.2 hours15 min.2 hours 41 min.
Preservation:
A few days in an aritight tin
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #1 Put into a food-processor bowl: 150 g flour, 30 g powdered cocoa, 120 g butter, 80 g icing sugar, 1 egg and ½ teaspoon baking powder.
Stage 2
5 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #2 Knead on slow spead until evenly mixed.
Stage 3
2 hours
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #3 Gather the dough into a "cake", wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

You can prepare the dough the day before you use it.
Stage 4
15 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #4 Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Roll out the dough to about ½ cm ( ¼ inch) thick, cut into small lozenge shapes and arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake for about 15 minutes.
Stage 5
3 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #5 Roll out the marzipan and cut out circles with a cutter.
Stage 6
3 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #6 Cut again across the middle to make the leaf shape.
Stage 7
5 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #7 Use a nozzle to create the spiny outline of holly leaves.
Stage 8
5 min.
Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #8 Arrange 1 or 2 leaves on each biscuit (depending on their size), add small red sweets for berries and dust with a little icing sugar.

Remarks

For more detailed instructions on working with marzipan, you can see how to make marzipan decorations.

You can stick the holly leaves and berries with a little jam.

If you don't have any red sweets, you might have a few red currants in the freezer.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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