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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?

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

1 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #1Put 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. 5 min.
2 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #2Knead on slow spead until evenly mixed. 5 min.
3 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #3Gather 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.
2 hours
4 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #4Preheat 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.
15 min.
5 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #5Roll out the marzipan and cut out circles with a cutter. 3 min.
6 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #6Cut again across the middle to make the leaf shape. 3 min.
7 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #7Use a nozzle to create the spiny outline of holly leaves. 5 min.
8 Little Christmas biscuits : Photo of step #8Arrange 1 or 2 leaves on each biscuit (depending on their size), add small red sweets for berries and dust with a little icing sugar. 5 min.

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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
226933 gr246 gr128 gr
113 %13 %23 %19 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4476 gr48 gr25 gr
22 %2 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 20 biscuits : 2.29 €
Per biscuits : 0.11 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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