Christmas is around the corner and this means presents and deliciously irresistible Christmas-themed cookies and cakes! Who can resist these beautifully created sweet treats that come in all sorts of delightful shapes and sizes?! From Santa himself to his magical reindeers, plump snowmen, candy canes and Christmas trees, gingerbread men and glittery snowflakes, Christmas is a time to indulge, especially for the little ones.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, Christmas cookies are a great way to spread some holiday cheer. And if you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly and kid-friendly activity for your loved ones at home, baking your own Christmas cookies is a wonderfully wholesome way to bond and spend some time together. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy it all when you’re done!
So if you’re itching to get baking, here’s a simple Christmas Cookie Recipe that you can try – and have fun while doing it!
Christmas Sugar Cookies With Icing
This recipe will give you perfectly soft-centred, yet slightly crisp edged cookies, with the most deliciously irresistible buttery vanilla flavour – especially when they’re hot from the oven!
What you need:
Cookie cutters, an oven, mixing bowls, a rolling pin, cookie sheets, piping and a piping bag, and a flat surface to work on.
- 500gr Bakerstar Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 150gr unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 150gr granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside. These are your dry ingredients.
2. Making your cookie dough. Beat the butter and sugar together at high speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat on high speed until it all combines. Add the dry ingredients to your cookie dough and mix on low until combined. If the dough seems too soft and sticky for rolling, add 1 more tablespoon of flour.
3. Divide the dough into 2 parts and place on lightly floured baking paper. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Make sure your dough is even.
4. Sprinkle flour on one of the rolled-out doughs. Place a piece of baking paper on top. (This prevents sticking.) Then place the 2nd rolled-out dough on top. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminium foil, then refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours and up to 2 days.
5. Ready to bake! Preheat your oven to 177°C and line it with baking sheets. Then, use a cookie cutter to cut your dough into whatever shapes you like.
6. Arrange cookies on baking sheets and bake for 11-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before decorating.
7. Now’s the fun part, decorating! Feel free to add food colouring to your icing so you’ll have a colourful collection of Christmas cookies!
8. Wait for the icing to set, then serve. Keep them in the fridge so you can enjoy them for up to 10 days. Enjoy!
Try it today and don’t forget to let us know how your Christmas Cookies turned out.
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