Food

Christmas butter cookies

You can't go wrong with this classic.
20
50M
10M
1H

These Christmas butter cookies are a treat! Make a batch or two this festive season and play around with decorating by mixing up the colours and toppings.

After more edible Christmas gifts to make?

Ingredients

Method

1.

Heat your oven to 180ºC/ 160ºC fan.

2.

Using a hand-held mixer or a food processor beat together the butter and sugar until smooth.

3.

Whisk in the egg yolk and vanilla paste, then finally the flour to make a dough. If it’s a little sticky add a little more flour.

4.

Remove the dough and roll out on a floured work surface to about ½ cm in thickness.

5.

Using assorted cookie cutters, cut out the dough and place onto a lined baking tray. Reroll the off-cuts and repeat until all the dough is used up. Place the biscuits in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.

6.

Bake on the middle shelf for 8-12 minutes or until just coloured on the edges. Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool on a wire rack before decorating with icing.

7.

To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, adding more if needed to make a thick paste.

8.

Decorate the biscuits and leave on a wire rack for the icing to set. If you want to use them as Christmas decorations, skewer a hole in the top of each biscuit just before baking and thread through ribbon or string, once cooked.

You may also like 

Salted caramel chocolate chunk cookies

Giant chocolate chip cookie

Giant macadamia and chocolate cookie 

Related stories