Christmas Cookies

On Christmas Eve, Jake and I had ourselves a little baking day. We spent a long time browsing the internet for various different types of cookie recipe’s which we could do, we eventually found one online and followed it, adjusting the recipe slightly as we went along. The cookies themselves take around 30 minutes to prepare when you aren’t messing around inbetween each one, and I recommend getting cookie cutters as we had quite a fuss actually getting the different shapes which we wanted as we had to use a knife. If. like us you don’t take baking too seriously and just like to have fun this recipe is an easy fun way to make some delicious little cookies, whether they be for Christmas or not. 
What took us the longest was decorating them as we both had ideas of what we wanted to do, but didn’t quite know how to go about actually putting them on the cookies themselves and ended up spending around an hour actually decorating them, the making and baking of the cookies is relatively quick.
Have a look at our cookies above, and why not try making them yourself by following the recipie below!
You will need:
To make the cookies
  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 1 Free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 275g /10oz Plain flour

To Decorate 
  • 400g /14oz Icing sugar
  • 3-4  Tbsp water
  • 2-3 Drops food colouring
  • Edible glitter
  • Dr Oetker Designer Icing Pouches

Making the cookies.

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper or wipe with butter.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm

Using biscuit cutters or a knife, cut biscuits out of the dough and place them onto the baking tray.

Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes and leave to cool

Making the Icing and Decorating.

For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture.

(Here you can add food colouring to make your icing a different colour, or if you don’t want to dye all the icing take some aside into a seperate bowl and add the food colouring to that)

Decorate the cakes how you please.

To decorate the ones shown in the pictures above I spread a layer of the white icing I had just made, over the cookies and then used the Icing pouches to decorate on top.