Edible Tree Decorations
For these you will need:
350g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate soda
1tsp cinnamon and/or sweet mix spices
175g brown sugar
1 beaten egg
4tbsp golden sugar
Coloured boiled sweets
Okay, now the method:
Heat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade. Line 2 baking sheets with grease proof paper. Get a bowl and add the plain flour, to which put in the bicarb of soda and Cinnamon/sweet mix spices. Put the butter in and rub together with your fingers until it becomes like fine breadcrumbs. Next add the egg, syrup and brown sugar and hand mix until it comes together.
Separately, crush some boiled sweets with a rolling pin.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it's about as thin as a pound coin. Now to be creative. Cut out shapes, you can cut circles or triangles, but if you're feeling bold, cut out Christmas tree shapes, or stars, anything you fancy. In the centre of them all, cut a circle so that the middle is missing. Then place them on the lined baking tray. In the cut out middles, sprinkle some of the crushed sweets, and maybe make a hole near the top if you want to hand them up later.
Bake for 10-20 minutes until golden brown, then leave to cool.
When cool, thread with ribbon, and away you go, edible Christmas tree decorations!