In which I make Christmas Cookies

I used to be a BIG biscuit eater (as in i was bigger and I ate a lot of biscuits) In the last year or so I’ve managed to cut down the old biscuit intake, which was hard at first but it gets easier I tell you! (jaffa cakes and malted chocolate biscuits were my favs!)      Seeing as its almost Christmas and all that jazz, I thought I’d make my own biscuits, these are fairly easy to make and yummy!

 

 

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Ingredients for biscuits:

100g of butter (softened)

100g caster sugar

Cinnamon powder (3 tsps, not pictured, whoops!)

1 large egg (beaten)

1tsp of Vanilla extract

For the icing:

400g icing sugar

3-4tbsp water

2-3 drops of food colouring

decorations, edible though!

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Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and pre heat your oven to 190c (which is probably around gas mark 5?)

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Beat your egg and add the vanilla extract, then add this mixture to the sugary butter mixture a little at a time, mixing it all together

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Stir in the flour & cinnamon powder until everything comes together as a dough, this will take AGES! My arm started to ache and I had to get the boy to help ^

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Spread some flour onto your counter and roll!

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Aim for about 1cm in thickness, then cut out your cookies and place them on a grease proof papered baking tray.

Bung them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, and use the time to whip up the icing.

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Place the icing sugar in a bowl, add three tablespoons of water to start, and mix together till it thickens, add the 4th only if necessary.

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I added edible glitter (cheaper on ebay) to the topping at this stage as well as later on!

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Get your cookies out of the oven, and leave to cool and harden (preferably on a wire tray, but I don’t have one… baking fail!)

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Decorate (messily in my case) your biscuits with the icing, sprinkle the glitter on top, and whatever else you like on top.

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Then I made another batch of just ‘blobs’

These cookies would make good Christmas tree decorations, just punch a hole in them before baking (use a straw or a chopstick) & you could also add cocoa powder and chocolate drops to the mixture to make a choccy version (probably best to take out the cinnamon if you do this)

I used the same cutters for my salt dough decorations

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I made brownies the same night, but was a bit busy doing other things to take pictures as I go, but I’m sure I’ll make them again!

I made eggnog last night but I think if I stuck all the pictures in here it would be a reaaaaaally long post and you’d fall asleep, it was delicious though.

 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, I woke up with a stonker of a cold this morning, so after a HUGE roast dinner at the pub at midday, I went back to bed till five. Feeling headachey and snotty now. JOYOUS I tells you! I’m now watching a Christmas episode of AbFab, and really looking forward to the new episodes!

Have you made anything festive yet? Hope you all feel healthier than me!

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8 Comments

  1. JosieLovesShoes
    18th December 2011 / 6:44 pm

    I’m making biscuits for Christmas may have to steal this recipe 😉 x

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  2. grace kim
    18th December 2011 / 6:59 pm

    I am a big cookie eater. as in i’ll skip meals to eat sweets. these look delicious!

  3. Lottie
    18th December 2011 / 7:09 pm

    I love your biscuits, they look amazing!  And edible glitter is the best!

  4. 18th December 2011 / 9:04 pm

    I don’t know when to stop when it comes to yummy biscuits so I really shouldn’t make any of these! But they look delicious.

  5. Emma
    18th December 2011 / 9:17 pm

    mmm those look soooo yummy. love the glitter. x

  6. catherine
    18th December 2011 / 11:38 pm

    I LOVE the glittery biscuits! Amazing! I’m such a rubbish baker! haha. xx

  7. 19th December 2011 / 10:43 am

    They look delicious and the glitter makes it so adorable

  8. Gurgaon Escorts
    20th February 2012 / 11:36 am

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