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.
400g Icing Sugar
Any sprinkles or coloured icing you would like to make the biscuits unique
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Meanwhile, line the baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Cream the butter and caster sugar together. Do this until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
- A little at a time, beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the flour until you are left with a dough
- Lightly flour the surface you are working on to prevent sticking
- Roll the dough to an approximate thickness of 1cm (1/2”)
- Use biscuit cutters to create your shapes. Stars are usually a popular choice.
- Bake the biscuits for approximately 8-10 minutes, they are ready when they are a pale golden-brown. Put aside to cool.
- 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
- 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.
- Set aside for the icing to harden.
- Enjoy your cookies!
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From the Gardiner Haskins Team x