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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

I love baking, I always have. I think it stems from my Nana letting me sit with her while she baked and letting me lick the spoons and beaters. 

I decided I wanted to do some baking, and mum needed a plate to take for her work Christmas morning tea, so it ended up being the perfect excuse to get baking. So I made some Christmas cookies, and also some Christmas Tree Brownies, which will be coming up next week. 

For the sugar cookies or I found they just ended up being like shortbread, I used a recipe that Zoe Sugg had shared on her blog

For the cookie cutters I found the snowflake one in Look Sharp and the Candy Cane came in a set from Kmart.

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Ingredients 

  • 140g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 250g Butter, softened (cut into small chunks)
  • 375g Flour

 

 

Directions 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190oC.
  2. Using a wooden spoon or a mixer, mix together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and the egg yolk, setting the egg white aside. Cream together the mixture until it's all mixed together, then add the flour.
  3. Add in the flour a little bit at a time until it is all combined to form a dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill it in the fridge for around 30 mins.
  4. Spread some flour on the worktop and roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Using Christmassy cookie cutters, cut out shapes and carefully put them on a lined baking tray. 
  5. Put the tray(s) into the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes until they are lightly golden brown. Carefully slide them off the tray and onto a cooling rack.

When it came to icing, I used sparkle glitter gel icing tubes that I bought from Look Sharp, but a Royal Icing works really nicely on cookies like these too. 

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What it you favourite thing to bake at Christmas?

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