Christmas cookie decorations

Recipe from: 28 November 2014
recipes, Festive 2014, bake

Ingredients 9
Servings 2
Minutes 00:15


Serving Change
  • 220
    butter, softened
  • 1/2
    vanilla essence
  • 1/2
    caster sugar
  • 2
    flour, sifted
  • ICING:
  • 1
    icing sugar
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • silver balls, for decoration
  • Christmas ribbon to thread through cookies



Preheat oven to 190°C.

To make the cookies
Place butter, vanilla and sugar into a bowl and beat together until creamy and pale in colour.
Add flour and salt and mix until a soft dough forms.
Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm enough to roll.
Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out thinly (1/2 cm in thickness).

Cut out cookies using Christmas cookie cutters and transfer onto a greased baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Remove from oven, pierce a small hole near the top of the cookie (using a tooth pick), and allow to cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing
Mix together the icing sugar with a squeeze of lemon juice until smooth, but still stiff enough to pipe.
Place icing in a small icing bag and pipe patterns onto cooled Christmas cookies.
Decorate using silver balls or any other appropriate edible decorations.
Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and use to decorate the Christmas tree.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Source Food.


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