Christmas biscuit labels recipe

  • Serves 20
  • 30mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 231 calories / serving
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These fun and delicious biscuits can be made up to a week in advance. Store in an airtight container until giving as a present.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla then sift in the flour and mix to form a soft, pliable dough.
  2. Roll out the dough on a lightly-floured surface and carefully cut out about 20 label shapes.
  3. Lift onto a baking tray and make a small hole with a skewer so you can thread a ribbon through. Bake for 20 mins until pale golden, then allow to cool.
  4. Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Dip half of each biscuit in the chocolate. Let the excess drip off then place on a sheet of nonstick baking paper and allow the chocolate to set. Tie a length of festive ribbon through each biscuit label.

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  • Ingredients

  • 250g (9oz) butter, softened
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) milk
  • 5ml (1tsp) vanilla extract
  • 300g (10 1/2oz) plain flour
  • 200g (7oz) milk chocolate
  • Energy 965kj 231kcal 12%
  • Fat 14g 20%
  • Saturates 8g 41%
  • Sugars 14g 15%
  • Salt 0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.3g Protein 2.4g Fibre 0.8g


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