Looking for a morning tea snack or a super cute gift for the neighbours? This mini Christmas house biscuit recipe is the tastiest real estate you’ll find this year.

Ready to bake? Let’s go!


Mini Christmas House Recipe

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes, plus freezing time
Makes: approximately 16 biscuits, 8 sandwiches

Ingredients

Biscuits

  • 250g butter, diced and softened
  • 1 cup CSR Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Icing

  • 1-2 tbs water
  • 10g butter
  • 1½ cups CSR Soft Icing Mixture sifted

To Decorate

  • Jubes
  • Marshmallows
  • Mini Freckles & any other lollies you desire!

Method

  1. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until pale and creamy. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well incorporated. Continue beating on low speed whilst gradually adding the flour and baking powder.
  2. Remove biscuit dough to a lightly floured surface and bring mixture together with your hands until smooth. Form into a ball, flatten slightly and refrigerate covered for 20 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  4. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured benchtop to 3-4mm thickness. Cut into 5 x 7cm rectangles, with approximately 10 cut out to 5 x 8cm rectangles.
  5. Lift onto oven trays, prick with a fork several times and bake for 10 minutes until cooked through and golden underneath. Allow to cool on tray for several minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough until all has been used.
  6. Prepare icing by heating the water and butter until butter has melted. Add to icing sugar and mix well. Allow to sit to come to desired consistency if required. Spoon between two piping bags, one with a fine round nozzle and the other with a small star-shaped nozzle.
  7. Using the larger biscuits as the base, pipe a little of the icing from the fine nozzle over the biscuit to attach another biscuit. Allow a step at the front of the house. Using the same nozzle, pipe along the sides to hold a further two biscuits to act as the roof. Allow to set for several mins. Then use icing to attach jubes to the sides of the house.
  8. Using the small star-shaped nozzle, pipe decorative dots along the top of the roof and attach a marshmallow to act as a chimney. Add any other decorations as desired. 

If you want to package the Christmas houses up for gifts, secure the house biscuits with a little icing to a mini cake board and wrap with clear cellophane. Then add a pretty ribbon and a gift tag. Too easy!

This Christmas house recipe is totally kid-friendly. So let the kids take over the kitchen – it’s great family fun (or an excellent way to keep them busy for part of the day in the school holidays).

This is an original CSR Sugar recipe.


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For even more Christmas kitchen activities for kids, check out these fun Christmas recipes for kids. And if it’s edible house building inspiration you need, see these 11 easy gingerbread houses to make this Christmas!

Author

South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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