• Makes 24
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


Ideal gifts to make for teachers or loved ones, the kids will have fun helping to make these!

Ingredients (makes 24 cookies approximately)

  • 1 lb Plain flour
  • 1 level tsp Baking powder
  • 4 oz Butter
  • 4 oz Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten


  1. Pre heat oven to 170 degrees fan forced
  2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together.
  3. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar then add vanilla and most of the egg – gradually.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix to a stiff consistency
  5. Add the remainder of the egg (some milk may be needed if the mix is too dry) and mix to combine.
  6. Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll out and cut shapes.
  7. Transfer shapes to a baking tray lined with baking paper, and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly golden
  8. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack, and then decorate with your choice of decorations


Cookies will keep up to a week in an air tight container

  • Thank you for this recipe and picture. Will be handy for keeping the children busy.


  • It’s always fun to create and decorate, thanks.


  • A wonderful Christmas biscuit to share,thanks!


  • Your Empire biscuits looks so stunning and pretty – great colours and beautiful looking Christmas trees – they look to good to eat!


  • They look great very decoartive and effective


  • wow I love your choice of colour …so very effective…great presentation and the recipe sounds delicious. thanks for sharing.


  • They are so lovely decorated. Well done! :-)


  • lovely ! Thats a tried and true recipe… Delicious !


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