Christmas cookies

Recipe from: 13 December 2010

Ingredients 16
Servings
Time
  • Cookies
  • 180
    g
    butter
  • 200
    g
    castor sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 2
    tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 400
    g
    flour
  • 1
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • Royal icing
  • 3
    cup
    sifted icing sugar
  • 2
    egg whites
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • colouring of your choice
  • gold balls to decorate
 

Method

40 mins
 
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the spices, flour, baking powder and salt and beat well.
Wrap the dough in cling-wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
When the dough has been chilled, roll it out on a floured surface and cut into the shapes of your choice.
Bake at 180 for 10-15 minutes until JUST golden.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.

To decorate:

Beat the egg whites and icing sugar until thick and glossy. About 3-5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and gel colouring (liquid will thin it out too much) and beat again. Place in small piping/ Sandwich bags and snip off the edge or a corner and decorate the cookies as desired. Sprinkle with edible glitter and gold balls and allow the icing to harden.


Reprinted with permission of Simply Delicious.

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