Chocolate Gingerbread Christmas Tree Biscuits

Try these chocolatey version of the classic gingerbread - we love them!
Ingredients
Serves: 12
  • 125g buttery baking spread*
  • 100g dark soft brown sugar
  • 4tbsp Carnation Condensed Milk Light
  • 300g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp mixed spice (optional)
  • Very easy

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  • Prep time
    10 mins PT10M

    Cook time
    25 mins PT25M

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 925kJ 220kcal 11%
  • Fat 8.1g 12%
  • Saturates 1.9g 10%
  • Sugars 12.4g 14%
  • Salt 0.51g 9%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1736kJ/413kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Melt the buttery baking spread, brown sugar and condensed milk together. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Sieve together the remaining dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the syrupy mixture. Bring the dough together with a spoon first, then kneed gently with clean hands.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to the thickness of a pound coin (or thicker if you like). Cut shapes out. Gently re-knead and roll the remaining dough to make about 10-12 biscuits (it makes less if the dough is thicker). Bake for 10-15 minutes on parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Cool the biscuits on a rack. Decorate as desired.
  5. Why not decorate with icing tubes or follow the icing sugar pack instructions. Stick Rowntrees Randoms onto the biscuits with icing and allow to dry before wrapping in celophane and hanging on the tree. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

    *recipe is based on 70% fat buttery baking spread.

Discussion Board

  • milz
    May 12, 2013
    can you make this with just carnation condensed milk?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Millie, yes good news the standard and light condensed milks are interchangeable in recipes so you can use either! Happy baking!

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