Christmas Cookies

Decorated Christmas Cookies on wire rack

So I’m not the greatest cookie decorator in the world but because Christmas only comes once a year, I wasn’t going to let my lack of skills stop me. Baking at Christmas time to Fairytale of New York playing in the background, is pretty much a tradition at this stage. And Christmas cookies are just one of the many cakes to make. This year I used a recipe from Giorgia, a vlogger @50 Recipes a Teenager can tackle. ( found via Scarlett Curtis ) It’s a really fun and christmassy thing to make especially with friends. They taste amazing when they are fresh so I like to freeze leftover dough in a cylinder shape and cut off circles as needed. Baking from frozen only takes about 2 minutes extra in the oven and no need to defrost! What do you like to bake at Christmas time?

140g Light Brown Sugar
200g Butter
1 Egg Yolk
Vanilla Extract
280g Plain Flour
2 tsp Cinnamon
100g Choc Chips

1. Cream Sugar and Butter together.
2. Add the yolk and vanilla extract until just combined.
3. Mix in the Flour and Cinnamon
4. Add Chocolate Chips if you wish.
5. Roll as much dough as you need. You can freeze any excess.
6. Cut out different shapes with cookie cutters and place them on a tray with parchment. Make sure to leave space around each.
7. Chill tray in fridge for at least 1 hour.
8. Bake in oven @ 180^C for 8 to 10 minutes. Or until golden brown. They will be very soft but quickly harden as they cool. They are very easy to overcook so keep an eye on them.
9. When completely cooled, the cookies can be decorated by piping royal icing.

Merry Christmas To All,

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