Simple Christmas Cookies

christmas cookies

Every year we always make these easy but delicious festive biscuits. They don’t take long to make and they go down well with everyone. I iced some with pretty designs but unfortunately they didn’t hang around long enough to be photographed so these are just sprinkled with icing sugar!

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100g caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
200g plain flour
90g butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 lined or greased baking trays
1 heaped teaspoon of mixed spice
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1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180 degrees.

2. Cream the butter and sugar together, add in the egg and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder.

4. Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon to form a dough.

5. Sprinkle a suitable surface with flour, if the dough is still sticky and hard to work with keep adding flour sparingly.

6. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/2 centimetre.

7. Cut out your desired shapes, dipping the cutter in flour as you go, place them on your baking tray with a small space in between.

8. Bake for 8-10 minutes. They will harden up as they cool so be sure not to overcook.

Once they have cooled decorate as you wish. I like adding white icing for a pretty design or simply sprinkle them with icing sugar.

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What do you like to bake at Christmas time?

Daisy x

  • They look so yummy. I’ve been looking for the perfect thing to bake and I think this might just be it!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  • I’ve made biscuits similar to these before and they’re so lovely and so easy to make! I love the snowflake pattern for a festive touch, so appealing!
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    http://www.isabellekategm.co.uk

  • Sheridan Grady

    These look so cute and I think the icing sugar looks perfect on them! I haven’t thought about what I could bake yet! I’ve just been too busy! x

    http://www.shayholly.co.uk

  • Megan Biggin

    These look lovely! I really like the simple icing sugar on top, they’re simple but super pretty. I need a biscuit recipe for Christmas Day so I might have to refer back to this. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk