Christmas Wreath Biscuits

    Christmas Wreath Biscuits

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    40min


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    This is a German biscuit recipe, served at Christmas. The crystallised peel and glace cherries make the biscuits resemble tiny wreaths.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup (250g) white sugar
    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup copha
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons orange zest
    • 4 cups (500g) sifted plain flour
    • 1 egg white
    • 2 teaspoons white sugar
    • 3/4 cup crystallised citrus peel
    • 24 red glace cherries

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cream together 1 cup sugar with butter or margarine and copha. Beat in 2 eggs and add orange zest.
    2. Sift flour and gradually blend into sugar mixture. Dough should hold together and not be crumbly.
    3. Take a walnut sized piece of dough and roll in palms of hand to create a 10 - 15cm rope. Bring ends together to form a circle, and fold ends over each other to make a 'knot.' Brush with a mixture made from beaten egg white and 2 teaspoons sugar; this makes a glossy finish. Add crystallised peel for leaves, and place 1/2 glace cherry at the knot.
    4. Bake at 200C on ungreased baking trays for 10 to 12 minutes. Bake only until biscuits are light brown on bottom - just barely baked.

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