Having two small children, the fantasy of Christmas and everything surrounding the mystery of Santa has made me reminisce about my own childhood and that intense excitement that awaits you on Christmas morning.
My daughter makes a point to remind me that we do not forget to put out cookies and milk for Santa, as he will be very hungry when he gets to us as we are very far away from the North Pole. Indulge in the fantasy and bake Santa some home made biscuits as I’m sure “Santa” will enjoy every bite when the children are asleep… I know my hubby enjoys providing the eaten cookies evidence on the evening of the 24th.
BASIC BISCUIT DOUGH
- 250 g butter, softened (use real butter and not margarine, it makes a big difference in the taste – you can diet again in January)
- 140 g caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 300g plain flour
- Mix 250g softened butter and 140g caster sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, then add 1 egg yolk and 2 tsp vanilla extract and briefly beat to combine.
- Sift over 300g plain flour and stir until the mixture is well combined – you might need to get your hands in at the end to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use some Christmas cookie cutters to press out some shapes.
- Place it on a greased baking tray and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
- Have some fun with the kids and decorate the biscuits any way you want.