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Christmas Cookies

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Serves 1 - 12 Cookies

These Christmas biscuits make perfect presents and they can also be made into Christmas tree decorations.

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Ingredients

  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 275g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • To decorate
  • 400g/14oz icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2-3 drops food colourings
  • Edible glitter

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.
    3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
    4. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
    5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.
    6. Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray. To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit using a straw.
    7. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
    8. For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.
    9. Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and sprinkle over the glitter. Set aside until the icing hardens.

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