Little Christmas biscuits


Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
64,243 24.2/5 for 17 ratings
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Last modified on: December 23th 2012

For 20 biscuits, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 10 biscuits 20 biscuits 40 biscuits 60 biscuits

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26 min.2 hours15 min.2 hours 41 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in an aritight tin.

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.
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Knead on slow spead until evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 2 hours
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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.
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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.
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Roll out the marzipan and cut out circles with a cutter.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Cut again across the middle to make the leaf shape.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Use a nozzle to create the spiny outline of holly leaves.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,081 Kcal or 8,713 Kj28 gr228 gr118 gr
104 %11 %21 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
418 Kcal or 1,750 Kj6 gr46 gr24 gr
21 %2 %4 %4 %
Per biscuits
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
104 Kcal or 435 Kj1 gr11 gr6 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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