Monday, 10 December 2012
Countdown to Christmas 6: Austrian Christmas biscuits...
Every year, since I live in Austria, I have made a batch of yummy Austrian Christmas biscuits... this year, in light of all the busyness, I decided to only attempt one kind. My lovely mother-in-law also sent over some lovely homemade coconut norwegian biscuits, so I figured two types of Christmas biscuits would do us this year!!!
So, here's how to make "Schneeflocken", or in English "Snowflakes" - they are literally a melt in your mouth vanilla shortbread type biscuit and they are utterly divine. They are also made of ingredients that I have in my cupboard all the time. Easy, quick and incredibly YUM!
* 250g butter (unsalted)
* 100g icing sugar
* 10g vanilla sugar/ 1tsp vanilla essence
* 200g cornflour
* 130g flour
1. Cream the butter the sugars (/essence) and the butter in a mixing bowl.
3. Form walnut-sized balls out of the mixture, and put them onto a baking tray. Make sure they are decently spaced out, so they don't merge as they will spread out as they bake
4. Press the balls down gently with a fork to make a marking on the top.
5. Bake at 180 degrees until the biscuits are very light brown coloured. (Approx 15 mins)
6. Sit down and eat - they LITERALLY melt in your mouth!!
HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING...
If baking with a one year old, attempt to avoid the following possibilities...
Bless her little cotton socks. Someone thoroughly enjoyed baking though!!! And it was fun to do it together!