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Christmas classic baking fun

Growing up I have really fond memories of watching The Snowman in the run up to Christmas - is there really any other animation that captures the Christmas feeling as much as The Snowman? Well not until 2012 when they followed up the classic with Snowman and the Snowdog - an equally enchanting and magical animation which will be shown on channel 4 this Christmas.

I was asked if I would like to take part in a fun Christmas style bake-off inspired by the short film. Firstly please not the beautiful baked cookies above are the product of the talent crew from Biscuiteers in London and you can pick up this exquisite box of treats for £22.50

We really enjoy baking in our house and Mr A especially loves cutting out cookies, this time however was a little bit more difficult than usual as the baby has been really under the weather this week and waking up constantly or as expected being a bit of a grump - we opted to make this in the evening once I had put him down but at the crucial moment of needing to take the cookies out of the oven he woke up meaning they are little bit more brown than we wold of liked - especially as the recipe we use is full proof.

Super simple Butter Biscuits

100gm cubed butter
150g plain flour (spelt flour also works well)
60g golden caster sugar
2 tbs milk or 1 egg yoke

1. Preheat over to 180c or gas mark 4. In a mixing bowl rub the butter into the flour until it has the same constancy as breadcrumbs, then add the sugar in and mix well.
2. Add the milk into the mix and roll into a ball, add flour if the dough is still sticky.
3. On a floured surface roll out the dough to about 3mm thick. Use your cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and place them on a baking tray, once all done put them into the over for 8-10mins
4. Allow to cool, get decorating and enjoy eating - simple as.

If your a fan of The Snowman and the Snowdog why not pick up your own pair of cookie cutters from John Lewis and join in with the fun. Also remember to check out Dani from The Handmade Mum for her baking delights tomorrow


  1. I really like how youve added the touches of colour without flooding with white. Looks really unique (and bound to be healthier too with less sugary icing). I'm really looking forward to watching the snowman this year. First time my daughter will be watching x

  2. These look amazing! My girls love the snowman film so these would go down a treat! x

  3. Oh we love the snowman and the snowdon. I'm gonna have to get these cutters. x


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