• Method

This recipe is one of the winners of the Scottish Women’s Institutes’ 2021 Christmas biscuit competition.

It combines all the fruits and flavours of a Christmas cake into a soft oaty biscuit, packed with warm seasonal spices.

Enjoy them plain, or drizzle with icing and some grated orange peel.

The mixture makes 12-16 biscuits, depending on size.
  1. Soak the dried fruit, mixed peel, and glacé cherries in the sherry overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°/350°F/Gas 4
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked fruit, and mix thoroughly until well combined.
  5. Place heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto prepared baking trays, allowing room for the biscuits to spread.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the baking tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy plain or drizzle with plain or lemon water icing.

 

Zoe’s winning recipe which she adapted by combing a recipe for oat biscuits with a recipe for Christmas cake

 

 

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