31 October 2016
The festive season gives you a guilt free pass on over-indulging in sweet treats, which is why selling homemade biscuits & cakes makes for the perfect fundraising idea. People just can’t resist a perfectly baked ginger bread cookie at Christmas!
We have included our fail-safe traditional biscuit recipes that give you a great base to create your own original biscuits to sell at your Christmas fair to raise money. They’re super easy to do, even for a novice, so grab your apron and start baking!
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, we have put together a fantastic Pinterest board of great Christmas Bake Sale Ideas to spark your imagination.
The 3-ingredient recipe! This will make around 20 biscuits shapes or finger 125g butter 55g caster sugar 180g plain flour
Top tips -It is much easier to cream the butter and sugar together if the butter is brought to room temperature. It will save you a lot of arm ache! -Don’t over work the dough as the butter will become too melted when put into the oven. -The dough is quite sticky so it can be hard to roll out. Before you start rolling out your dough and cutting your biscuits shapes, try putting down some grease proof paper with flour so they don’t stick to your work surface. The biscuits will seem under cooked when you take them out the oven but they will continue to cook and harden when they’re cooling. It’s super easy to burn them so keep an eye on the biscuits as they cook.
This recipe will make around 15 biscuits 225g plain flour ¼ tsp salt 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 heaped tsp ground ginger ½ tsp cinnamon 50g unsalted butter 100g soft brown sugar 2 ½ tbsp golden syrup
Top Tips -The dough is very sticky and will need a lot of flour to help roll out and cut the dough. -Biscuits will seem under cooked when they are taken out the oven but they will firm up a lot when cooled. Ginger biscuits burn very easily in the oven so it’s best to take them out sooner rather than later. Make sure the biscuits are completely cool before decorating them, as the icing will just slide off!