Christmas Peppermint Biscuits

450g (16oz) Quick Cooking Oatmeal
450g (16oz) Flour, sifted
225g (8oz) Butter
225g (8oz) Brown Sugar
110g (4oz) Peppermint Sweets, crushed
1 Egg
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
340g (12oz) Icing Sugar, sifted
3 tbsp Milk
3 tbsp Peppermint Sweets, crushed
1 drop Food Colouring [Optional]

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, gradually adding sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add beaten egg.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to the mixture.
  • Fold in oatmeal and peppermint sweets and mix well.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C: 350°F: Gas 4
  • Roll in 1 inch balls and place onto a lightly greased baking tray
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely and glaze.
  • For the topping; Combine the icing sugar, milk and food colouring and mix well.
  • Drizzle on biscuits and sprinkle with crushed sweets.
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