That long flat bit to the side is a series of different shaped holes that that give you different shaped biscuits as the dough gets forced through.
And becasue there are very few things in thie world that arent improved by the addition of chocolate, you can then paint one end. Very traditional, Im assured.
And then, the pay-off: enjoying them with a cup of tea!
Unfortunately, despite making two batches already, I'm going to have to go back in and make another couple. It seems Santa has been sampling the goodies at our place already.
p.s. if you're up for some more European Christmas baking, Kuka's been making some yummy treats over her way too.