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Snowball Truffles
Hanging Santa
Pipe Cleaners, Colds and Christmas
Bath Bombs
The Fun of Christmas Decorations
Old-fashioned Crêpe Paper Chains
Secret Gilded Walnuts
Beaded Icicles
Feather Angels
Christmas Bunch of Baubles
Crackers and Pullers
All Presents and Correct
Shrinkie Key Rings
Funky Bookmarks
Christmas Pud Truffles
Herb Jelly
Crunchy Sugar Mice
Old-fashioned Peppermint Creams
Christmas Star Biscuits
Chocolate-dipped Orange Peel
Cherry Shortbread Mice
Candy Striped Pencils
Decorated Wax Candles
Honeycomb Rolled Candles
Christmas Wreath
Kissing Bough
Glass Tree Biscuits

Glass Tree Biscuits

These stunning Christmas ginger biscuits are delicious to eat or hang them as decorations on the Christmas tree.

To make 28 glass biscuits, you’ll need:
Gingerbread dough
Star, heart or other cookie cutters
Clear, brightly coloured, good-quality boiled sweets
Silver or gold thread ribbon

Heat the oven to 190 degrees C/Gas Mark 5. Roll the dough to 4mm thick, and cut out star, heart or other seasonal shapes using cookie cutters. Then cut a small area (at least 3cm big) in the middle of each biscuit using a smaller, same-shaped cutter. If you want to use the biscuits as decorations, pierce a separate threading hole at the top of each one.
Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment, and put half a boiled sweet, broken into small pieces with a rolling pin, into each central hole. Bake for 5 to 8 mins, until lightly browned, checking regularly.
Neaten up the ribbon hole when you take the biscuits out of the oven, and leave them to cool on the baking parchment. When cool, thread ribbon or string through the hole and hang on the Christmas tree or in front of a window to catch the light.

For other homemade Christmas decorations, try our Feather Angels, Christmas Bunch of Baubles (18th Dec blog) and Secret Gilded Walnuts.