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Christmas Cookies



.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation




minutes cooking time
.190 C°, 375 F°, Gas Mark 5


  • 140g (5oz) icing sugar, sieved
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250g (9oz) butter, cubes
  • 375g (13oz) plain flour, sieved, plus extra for dusting
  • To decorate: Icing sugar, melted chocolate, food colouring, sweets


  1. In a bowl, mix together the icing sugar, vanilla, egg yolk and butter with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the flour and mix to a firm dough.
  3. Shape into two flat discs, wrap in cling film and chill for half an hour.
  4. Heat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5 and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until 0.5cm thick.
  6. Cut out Christmas shapes, place on the baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Mix the icing sugar according to the packet instructions and colour.
  9. Spread this â or the melted chocolate â over the biscuits and decorate however you like! 

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