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Children love to make things that they can hang on the christmas tree and what better than things they can eat too!

This recipe will make two to three dozen biscuits, depending on how big they are.  You will need some seasonal pastry cutters – stars and christmas trees will look great. 

Decorate with white icing for a frosty seasonal feel!



200g self-raising flour
100g soft butter
100g light, soft brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
  2. Rub the flour and butter together until they look like breadcrumbs
  3. Add the sugar and spices, and mix round with a metal spoon
  4. Add the egg, mix it in to form a dough and gently knead till smooth
  5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface
  6. Cut into shapes of your choice with a cutter. 
  7. Place them on a greased baking tray
  8. Make a hole in the top of each biscuit with a kebab stick or cocktail stick
  9. Bake for 10–12 minutes till golden
  10. When cool, ice the biscuits and thread with ribbon to hang on the tree!

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As the snow quietly descended over our part of Lancashire on Sunday afternoon, Dora and Jemima, the two younger members of the GardeningWithChildren team got out the cook books for an afternoon of baking.

Choosing a Recipe

Choosing a Recipe

They chose to make some very scrummy oaty biscuits which are a bit of a family favourite and also go down very well in the office!  They are also so easy to make, so hope you enjoy.


125 g rolled oats

125g plain flour

110g brown sugar

150g margarine or butter

1 egg

1/2 teasp baking soda

1/2 teasp vanilla essence

handfull of chocolate chips, raisens, or anything else you fancy

What to do

Stirring the Mixture

Stirring the Mixture

  1. Put everything into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Take a spoonful of mixture at a time, make into a biscuity shape and place on a greased baking tray.
  3. Put the biscuits in the oven for around 20 minutes at 170 C
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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