I saw these going around the internet on various sites and we had to have a go too. I'm terrible at making dough - I've lost count of how many gingerbread men got binned as it wouldn't roll, I even burnt homemade playdough!!! So thought it best to buy some rich tea biscuits...... except I forgot and ended up hunting the internet for an easy recipe even I couldn't mess up, and it worked, the biscuits were perfect (well they could have done with more flavour but hey ho can't win 'em all).
These biscuits are perfect for cookie cutters as they do not get any bigger during the cooking process (yes I have also made GIANT cookies after forgetting this detail!)
Makes approx 30 good sized biscuits
500g plain flour
250g butter or margarine
140g icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I didn't have any so made them a bit more festive with mixed spice)
1 tablespoon milk
Preheat the oven to 160'C.
Place the flour, butter and sugar in a bowl. Put into a food processor (or if you are old school then rub together with your fingers) until it forms fine breadcrumbs.
Add the vanilla extract/ ,mixed spice and a little milk until the mixture sticks together.
Combine together to form a dough.
Place on a floured surface and roll out to about 5mm thick (1/4 inch).
Cut out your shapes and place on a baking tray with some greaseproof paper.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and harden.
Ice the biscuit when cool - we used icing pens (because I'm lazy) but you could make up some icing sugar, which will probably work better as it will be runnier.
Sprinkle edible glitter to make the 'snow' sparkle.
Put a marshmallow on top (the Haribo Charmellows are a perfect size and shape).
With an icing pen draw on the details.
Have you made Melted Snowman biscuits? Please share your pictures.