30 November 2008

Easy Christmas Cookies

125g butter, softened {online measurement converter}
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg

2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

  • Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy (use an electric beater to make it really quick). 
  • Add the egg and beat well. 
  • Sift flour and baking powder together and mix into creamed mixture.
  • Use your hands to combine and knead into a ball of dough. You may need to add extra flour if the mixture is too sticky.

  • Break into smaller pieces and roll out; cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on an oven tray lined with baking paper. (This is the part the kids love to do)
  • Keep rolling the dough and cutting until there is no mixture left. (Or keep half the mixture back, wrap in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for another day)
  • Bake at 190°C for 12 minutes or until pale golden.

Allow to cool and then ice with red or white icing and decorate with silver cachous (our christmas elf chose "red", but I prefer simple white, myself).
Share the cookies with the people you love. Merry Christmas!

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