If you are looking for a last minute edible gift to give to someone then you might like my stollen biscuit bites. Simple enough to make and far too easy to eat, my bite sized biscuits with the flavours of stollen make the perfect edible Christmas gift.
This is a biscuit recipe that can make use of all those half used bags of dried fruit that seem to line everybody’s cupboards at this time of the year. Feel free to adapt the recipe as much as you wish. Even if you think you don’t like marzipan, you should like these biscuits. The marzipan melts and becomes chewy and almondy which works brilliantly with the nuggets of candied peel, fragrant lemon zest and aromatic orange blossom flower water.
The essence of stollen in buttery biscuit form. Enjoy!
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Stollen biscuit bites
- 125 g Unsalted butter softened
- 60 g Caster sugar
- 150 g Plain flour sifted
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp Orange blossom flower water
- 1/2 Lemon zest only
- 30 g Candied peel lemon or orange chopped finely,
- 40 g Dried cranberries chopped
- 80 g Marzipan chopped into small chunks
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment,
Place the butter and the sugar into a mixing bowl and mix them together until pale and creamy,
Add in the sifted plain flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda, lemon zest, orange flower water, candied peel, cranberries and marzipan. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients so they form a ball of biscuit dough then leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Overnight is also fine.
Take small spoonfuls of the biscuit dough using a teaspoon and place the mixture onto the baking trays, spaced well apart. Flatten the biscuits with the palm of your hand and neaten the edges for a uniform look,
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes then leave to cool completely before placing in gift bags/tins/jars.