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Are you looking for a great recipe for Christmas Cookies?
We are nearly in November and so my thoughts are turning to Christmas. I love the Winter and all of the celebrations – great family times. This week I have baked cookies with the kids and used Christmas cookie cutters. We have used a great cookie recipe from Annabel Karmel’s, Children’s first cook book (page 30). If you made my Halloween cupcakes, you will know that this book is my secret weapon! It makes me look like I can actually bake.
Christmas Cookies – Ingredients:
For the basic cookie dough you will need:
- 300g/10oz of plain flour, plus extra for sprinkling
- 150g/5oz caster sugar
- 250g/8oz soft butter, diced
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt (I don’t put this extra salt in – I use slightly salted butter instead)
Christmas Cookies – Method:
Christmas Cookies – Making the cookies.
Christmas Cookies – decoration:
The world is your oyster when it comes to decorating these cookies. You could cut out fondant and stick it onto the cookies and add lots of sparkle. Maybe you could make icing by mixing together icing sugar and water, adding food colouring to make any shade that you like. We like to keep it simple. When we decorate cookies I just get out the writing icing and the kids just go for it. You will see what I mean when I put our Christmas cake recipe on the blog in a few weeks.
What is most important is that you have a fun time with your kids. You can be safe in the knowledge that this is an idiot-proof recipe. As I sit typing in the dining room, I can hear the kids making happy yum noises as they scoff cookies in the kitchen!
Christmas Cookies for Christmas Eve:
We always leave cookies or mince pies for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph and a little single malt to keep Santa warm on a cold night.
I love this cute Christmas tray.
I hope that you give these cookies a go – you won’t regret it. They are yum. Let me know if you do either by leaving a comment or contacting me through my social media channels.
The Made It Mum xx