Christmas Biscuits

Makes: approx. 60
565g – 625g (1lb 4oz – 1lb 6oz) Flour
225g (8oz) Butter
170g (6oz) Sugar
2 Egg Yolks
1 Egg White, lightly beaten
4 tbsp Almonds, chopped
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract
Pinch Salt

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, gradually adding sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add beaten egg and almond extract..
  • Sift together flour and salt and add to the mixture.
  • This should produce a pliable dough, chill 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Roll out each portion in to a sausage shape, about 24″ long. Divide each into 2″ strips.
  • Place onto lightly greased baking trays.
  • Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar and almonds.
  • Preheat oven to 190°C: 375°F: Gas 5
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until biscuits feel firm and are lightly browned around the edges.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then remove to wire racks.
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