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Recipe: Christmas Cookies

author image Karley Coles Senior Marketing Officer
Recipe: Christmas Cookies image Recipe: Christmas Cookies image
October 30th, 2020

Discover our tasty christmas cookie recipe here. Perfect for a gift, Santa or just because it's Christmas.

This Christmas may be a little different, but different is not cancelled. We are looking for more ways to enjoy Christmas in the home. In this blog we will share with you an easy to make recipe for cookies which can be given as gifts, left out for Santa, or simply enjoyed with a warm hot chocolate in front of your favourite Christmas Film.



100g caster sugar

100g unsalted butter (at room temperature)

1 lightly beaten egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

275g plain flour with a little extra for surfaces


Top Tip: The beauty of this recipe is you can adapt it to suit your family. You can add chocolate chips to the cookies or leave the top plain if your family doesn't like icing. The options are endless.


To Decorate

400g Icing Sugar


Any sprinkles or coloured icing you would like to make the biscuits unique



  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Meanwhile, line the baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream the butter and caster sugar together. Do this until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  3. A little at a time, beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in the flour until you are left with a dough
  5. Lightly flour the surface you are working on to prevent sticking
  6. Roll the dough to an approximate thickness of 1cm (1/2”)
  7. Use biscuit cutters to create your shapes. Stars are usually a popular choice.
  8. Bake the biscuits for approximately 8-10 minutes, they are ready when they are a pale golden-brown. Put aside to cool.
  9. Meanwhile make the icing sugar up as directed on the box. Add the water slowly as it is easy to make the icing too runny and it won’t set
  10. Using a piping tool if you have one or the back of a spoon, spread the icing over the biscuit then add whatever decoration you like on top. Hundreds and thousands are a personal favourite, but coloured icing looks great too.
  11. Set aside for the icing to harden.
  12. Enjoy your cookies!


For all your bakeware and Christmas needs visit us at 68-72 Dyer Street, Cirencester. 

Merry Christmas 

From the Gardiner Haskins Team x

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