Sweet Sunday – Christmas Cookies

It’s Christmas time!

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us!
christmas cookiesOh, how I love Christmas. Darkness outside but warm indoors. Family, friends, and food. Lights in the tree and cinnamon-scented candles. Impressive dinners and glasses of red wine.

And cookies. Cause what would a holiday (or any day for that matter) be without cookies.
christmas cookiesThese Christmas Cookies are easy to make, and also great if you have children so they can help you in the kitchen! Hang them in the tree, serve them on a beautiful christmassy platter. Enjoy them with hot chocolate or warm tea. The possibilities are endless.
christmas cookiesI truly have not enjoyed baking anything as much as I did making these cookies. I spontaneously burst out singing all the Christmas Carols I know. I literally had a smile on my face the whole time. They are just too cute.
christmas cookiesLet’s hope you enjoy eating them as much as I did baking them!
christmas cookiesMy lovely readers, thank you for following and reading my blog this year! It means the whole world to me.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Christmas Cookies

  • Servings: 40 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 200 grams of plain flour
  • Salt
  • 150 grams of cold butter
  • 100 grams of white caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Optional: sugar and cinnamon

Used kitchen appliances

  • Oven
  • 2 baking trays
  • Baking foil
    Wrapping foil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters in any shape you’d like

Preperation

  1. Sieve the flour and salt in the mixing bowl. Dice the butter and add to the flour. Proceed to add the vanilla and sugar. Bring it all together with your hands until you’ve got a solid compact ball.
  2. Cover the ball with cling foil and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, pre-heat the oven to 175C. Line the baking trays with foil. Dust your working space with flour.
  4. Place the ball on the working space and flatten it to a long sheet of about 3mm thickness with the rolling pin.
  5. Use your cookie cutters to cut out different shapes and sizes. Place them on the baking trays.
  6. Keep on repeating the last step until you’ve used all the dough.
  7. Beat the egg with about a tablespoon of water and cover the cookies with the eggwash.
  8. Optional: Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a seperate bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the cookies.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden. Leave them to cool on a wire rack.
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