Christmas isn’t Christmas without a tasty treat so why not try our edible Christmas tree decorations recipe? Add that handmade finish to your Christmas tree that you can eat if you get peckish! Follow these steps to make the perfect Christmas tree treats. Be careful though – Santa and Rudolph might just run off with them!

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How to make…

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350 F/Gas Mark 4.

Step 1: In a bowl, beat together the brown sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in the egg.

Step 2 Add in the flour, mixed spice and cinnamon and stir until it comes together into a ball of dough. Wrap the ball in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 mins.

Step 3: While it’s chilling, crush the boiled sweets into small pieces using a rolling pin or meat mallet. Unwrap the plastic sweet wrappers and put them in bowls, keeping the colours separate.

Step 4: Remove the dough from the fridge. Roll it out a handful at a time so it is 1cm thick, making sure the surface is well floured as the dough will be soft. Cut out the shapes. Then, using a smaller cutter make a cut out in the centre of the biscuit.

Step 5: Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper or a silicone baking sheet. Use a straw to make a small hole for the ribbon at the top of each biscuit. Fill the centre cut out of each biscuit with some of the crushed sweets. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Step 6: Remove from the oven and leave on the tray for the sweets to slightly harden. Then gently transfer onto a wire rack to completely cool.

Step 7: Once they’re cool, decorate using icing pens, silver balls and ribbon. Hang on the tree or give as gifts!


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