These Christmas Pudding Biscuits are slightly chocolate-y, delicious and fun to make and decorate!
You will need:
175g soft unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
400g plain flour
75g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
200g white chocolate
Green writing icing
Pre-heat the oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in to the bowl and mix in well to form a dough.
Wrap the dough in cling-film and pop into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thick. Use a large circle cutter to cut 12 circles.
Place on a lined or greased baking tray and bake for 12 minutes. The biscuits should be browning slightly but still spongy to touch. They will firm up as they cool.
When the biscuits are cool, melt the white chocolate. Coat half of each biscuit in white chocolate.
Trim the glace cherries into small pieces and put them on to each biscuit to form the holly berries. Use writing icing to draw on the holly leaves.
If you don't have the time or inclination to make your own biscuits any shop bought chocolate cookies can be substituted and decorated in the same way.
Close-up shows the holly leaves icing