Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 4mm thick and cut out your chosen shapes with the larger cutters. Using the smaller cutters, cut the appropriate shape out of the middle of each. Pierce a hole with a skewer to thread through a ribbon later. Where you make the hole is important as it will affect the way the biscuit hangs from the tree. Re-roll the dough and repeat until it’s all used up. (You may need to chill the dough if it gets too soft during this process.)
Place ½-1 crushed sweet in each hole, re-form the ribbon hole if necessary, and return the biscuits to the oven.
Cut the ribbon into 25cm lengths and thread through each biscuit.
see: Gingerbread Biscuits