These tasty Christmas biscuits are a lovely festive food, and can be used for eating straight away or as a gift. But to be warned, shelling hazelnuts for this Christmas biscuit recipe is not a fast job, so you will need to set a little time aside in advance to grapple with your hoard. You could event use star-shaped cutters and hang these biscuits from the Christmas tree.

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Christmas biscuits recipe


  • 125g Butter
  • 150g Golden caster sugar
  • 150g Plain flour
  • 75g Shelled hazelnuts
  • 1 Egg yolk


  • STEP 1

    In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together until pale and fluffy.

  • STEP 2

    Blitz the hazelnuts to a fine powder in a food processor and add to the bowl, together with the rest of the ingredients. Use a little water to bring the mixture together.

  • STEP 3

    Knead lightly, form into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (gas mark 4).

  • STEP 4

    Roll out half the mixture at a time, keeping the other half refrigerated.

  • STEP 5

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 5mm thick, cut out shapes and transfer them to a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.

  • STEP 6

    Bake for about 15 minutes, until light brown. Cool on a wire rack.