Christmas biscuits*

I did some baking yesterday.

There’s nothing especially Christmassy about the recipes themselves — ginger biscuits with candied peel and chocolate chip oat cookies — but I did make them sparkly.

It’s quite hard to photograph the glitter. It’s actually holographic rainbow sparkles, but in photographs it just looks silver.

* Note for Americans: not those kind of biscuits, obvs.


  1. Jill
    22 December 2010 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    It is true, I saw your facebook note about Christmas biscuits and thought “Why the hell would someone bake biscuits just for Christmas? Maybe to go with the ham?”
    Then I came to my senses. And I think the glitter looks quite rainbow-y on the ginger/orange things, whatever they are.

  2. Harry
    22 December 2010 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    On the linguistic point, notice that just to add to the confusion, we have adopted the word cookie — we just use it in a narrower sense to mean a chewy kind of biscuit which probably has chocolate chips in it. Whereas I would never use ‘cookie’ to refer to ginger nuts or digestives or chocolate bourbons or garibaldis.

  3. 22 December 2010 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Putting those christmas trees on the biscuits ia awesome idea…its looking pretty good

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