Festive cookies

    Festive cookies

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    55min


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    About this recipe: It's that time of year again and these Christmas cookies are perfect with milk! Santa Claus agrees!

    Ingredients
    Makes: 20 cookies

    • For the cookies
    • 110g (4 oz) butter
    • 60g (2 oz) caster sugar
    • few drops vanilla extract
    • 2 drops food colouring (e.g. red or green)
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
    • 170g (6 oz) plain flour
    • For the icing
    • 125g (4 1/2 oz) icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon warm water
    • 2 drops food colouring (e.g. red or green)

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Add butter and sugar in a bowl and mix well until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, food colouring, water and mix. Add the flour and mix well.
    3. Roll out to 5mm on a floured work surface. Cut into festive shapes and place on the prepared greased baking tray.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the heat and cool on a cooling rack.
    5. For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually add warm water, whisking until icing becomes thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Mix in the food colouring until well integrated. Allow to cool then use to decorate the cookies as desired.

    Tip

    If you want to be more festive add festive rice paper or your favourite Christmas decorations!

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