Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 30

175 g

285 g

1

1

5 ml

1

1.5 ml

285 g

Unsalted butter, at room temperature

Caster sugar

Egg

Egg yolk

Vanilla essence

Grated rind of 1 lemon

Salt

Plain flour

 

For decorating (optional)

Colored icing and small decorations

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar gradually and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  • Using a wooden spoon, slowly mix in the whole egg and the egg yolk.
  • Add the vanilla essence, lemon rind and salt. Stir to mix well.
  • Add the flour and stir until blended. Gather the mixture into a ball, wrap in greaseproof paper, and chill for 30 minutes.
  • On the floured surface, roll out the mixture about 3 mm thick. Stamp out shapes or rounds with biscuit cutters.
  • Baked until lightly colored, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely before icing and decorating, if wished.

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