Christmas cookies

    28 min

    I make these vanilla biscuits every year, cutting the dough out in different shapes every time! They look lovely when you put some coloured icing on them. This recipe makes a lot of biscuits - great for gifts and for Santa!

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    Makes: 4 dozen cookies

    • 470g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 225g butter or cooking margarine
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and lightly grease two baking trays or line with parchment.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted flour until evenly mixed. Cover dough, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
    4. On a floured surface, roll out portions of dough to 5mm thickness. Cut out a tree shape using a knife or use a variety of Christmas cookie cutters.
    5. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Transfer from baking tray to wire cooling racks. Decorate with icing when completely cool.


    Christmas cookies
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    Excellent recipe, really easy, comes out perfectly. Family loved it. I put in 230g caster sugar and a little extra flour, that was sweet enough for us. I only refridgerated the dough for about half an hour, still perfect. I'm printing this one and sticking it in my recipe book. Thanks a lot.  -  27 Nov 2014


    Very good recipe. Everyone loved it. Thank you  -  26 Dec 2014


    Super-easy to make, just need to remember to roll it thinner next time to make them crispier!  -  21 Dec 2015