Bakemas | Recipe: Chocolate Icing Covered Christmas Shortbread

One of my passions is baking and a couple of months ago I got this idea of let’s do Bakemas on my blog and YouTube channel during December – post a video of baking then share the recipe on my blog… I’m still not sure how many I’m actually going to do but here we are with the first one – chocolate icing covered Christmas shortbread!

Chocolate icing covered Christmas shortbread - Christmas tree and snowflakes


For the biscuits:
caster sugar 30g
butter 60g
plain flour 90g

For the icing: icing sugar, water, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate

For the topping: mini marshmallows & chocolate chips


I ended up baking with a smaller amount of mixture than usual this time and went with 30:60:90 grams for the main ingredients. Once I mixed the sugar and butter together and added the flour I then rolled the mixture with my hands and flattened it onto a plate to cut it into shapes. I used a couple of cookie cutters for this (except for the last bit of mixture which I just flattened into an oval sort of shape).

Christmas tree cookie cutter and shortbread mixture on a plate

I used a knife and fork to make the patterns in the shortbread, a fork for the dots and a knife to make the lined pattern.

unbaked Christmas shortbread on baking tray

I placed them onto a piece of greaseproof paper on a baking tray to put in the oven. Preheat the oven and bake them on 190c for approx 15 minutes.

Melting Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate on the hob

After melting the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of water on the hob, I transferred it into the icing I’d already started mixing. Once it was mixed together I started adding it onto the shortbread.

I added pieces of mini marshmallows on four of the shortbread and chocolate chips on the other two.

6 chocolate icing covered Christmas shortbread

Are you baking anything in the run up to Christmas this year?


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