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

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For 20 biscuits, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Little Christmas biscuits
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
Knead on slow spead until evenly mixed.

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

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

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

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Little Christmas biscuits
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.
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.
A few days in an aritight tin.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,247 Kcal or 9,408 Kj42 gr308 gr155 gr
112 %16 %29 %24 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
452 Kcal or 1,892 Kj8 gr62 gr31 gr
23 %3 %6 %5 %
Per biscuits
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
112 Kcal or 469 Kj2 gr15 gr8 gr
6 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 biscuits : 2.26 €
  • Per biscuits : 0.11 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pink Reims biscuits, Wiener Schnitzel, Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), Far Normandy-Brittany, Cantucci di Prato, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Marchand de vin sauce, Sandwich bread, French-style peas, Lime (or lemon) curd, Dipping bread with cheese, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio madeleines, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Gâteau Nantais, Toasted almond cake, Walnut short bread, ... All
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arizona cupcakes, How to make marzipan decorations, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Piped petits-fours, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, ... All
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  • Thank you so much Louise, I wish you a merry Christmas too.
    Posted by jh december 25th 2012 at 17:30 n° 2
  • Merry Christmas jh. Your biscuits are simply darling. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Louise
    Posted by Louise december 25th 2012 at 07:13 n° 1
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