I made these for the children's teachers last week, and they looked really pretty when all wrapped up - the sparkles made them feel very Christmassy!
90g butter (soft)
100g caster sugar
200g plain flour
1/2tsp ground ginger
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
Edible rainbow dust (or any kind of sparkles)
Cream the butter & sugar until fluffy, then beat in the egg. Mix the flour with the ginger, cinnamon, baking powder & salt then sift through a sieve to remove any lumps. Add the flour mix and the egg to the butter & sugar mix and combine thoroughly.
Mould into a ball and place it in a bowl, covered with clingfilm, and pop it into the fridge for half an hour.
When you are ready to cut the biscuits, take a piece of the dough and roll onto a floured surface - don't roll it too thin or the biscuits will be crunchy. Cut your desired shapes (I did trees and reindeers) and place them on a lined baking tray. Bake at 180 for around 10 mins.
Allow them to cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with the edible glitter when they are cool and firm (it sticks regardless). I stored mine in a tupperware overnight to keep the fresh and bagged them up the following morning to take into school.