I love getting creative with biscuits when it’s ‘bring a plate to share’. If I have the time, I will bake some biscuits. But if I haven’t had the time to bake, my next best go-to is decorating pre-bought biscuits and adding a festive touch to them.
I recently chucked a packet of Arnott’s Rice Cookies into my trolley, with the idea of creating Christmas Wreaths. I bought pre-made icing in a tube (which comes with different heads so you can pipe the icing) and some green and red M&Ms. I also had red icing in a tube from decorating previous cupcakes as well.
When I took the platter of biscuits to our Kindy celebration, all the Christmas Wreath Rice Cookies went, which is a good sign they were enjoyed. Nothing worse than putting effort into creating something special that no one will eat.
These cookies are easy to create and can be put together the morning before an event.
- Share a Plate
- Just for Fun
- Getting Kids in the Kitchen
- Christmas Baking
- Rice Cookies
- Red and Green M&Ms (2-3 packets)
- Red Icing
To make the red and green wreaths, simply pipe icing around the biscuit and then add the red and green M&Ms, alternating. You can place in the fridge for half an hour to set.
To make the Christmas flower wreaths, use the white piping bag with the lace nozzle (comes with the pre-made icing packet). Dollop white icing around the biscuit. Add some red icing to the middle to create flowers.
When the cookies are ready, they look fantastic on a platter to be shared. Just a note though, I made these biscuits the day before an event and left them in the fridge. The M&M’s ended up fading. It’s best to make these biscuits the day of the event. Allow for around 20 minutes to put together. They can be made quicker if you have kids that want to help. Just use a congo line with someone piping the icing and another adding the M&Ms.