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Philippa Sibley: Christmas biscuits

Gourmet~Traveller
Cuisine
Modern Australian
Serves
10 or more
Type
Biscuit
Philippa Sibley: Christmas biscuits
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Ingredients

  • 225 gm softened butter
  • 360 gm brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 340 gm plain flour, sieved
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 180 gm roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 360 gm dark chocolate buttons (54% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped
  • 80 gm candied orange peel, coarsely chopped

Preparation method

Serves 10

Prep time 10 mins, cook 15 mins (plus chilling, cooling)

Beat butter in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle until pale (4-6 minutes), add sugar and salt, then add flour and spices and mix until combined. Add eggs, stir to combine, then stir through remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap, roll away from you to form a cylinder, twist ends to seal and refrigerate until firm (1 hour).


Preheat oven to 190C. Remove plastic wrap from biscuit mixture, slice mixture into 1cm-thick slices and place on oven trays lined with baking paper. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking time, until golden (10-12 minutes), cool. Biscuits will keep stored in an airtight container for 5 days.


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