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Lightly Spiced Christmas Cookies

Saturday, 3 December 2011
My daughters love making these cookies, you can re-roll the dough and get loads of cookies out of each batch.  They like to decorate them and can spend ages faffing about with icing, sprinkles and sugarpaste.

170g butter

85g dark brown sugar

200g flour

2 tsp ginger

2 tsp cinnamon

grated orange zest

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl then add all the other ingredients and mix well.  How easy is that?!

Shape the dough into a flatish disk and then wrap it well in clingfilm.  Put the dough into the fridge for two hours or so until it is firm and much easier to work with.

When you're ready to make the cookies, unwrap the dough and chop the disk in half.  Roll out the dough to 1/2cm thick on a lightly floured surface.  Cut out whatever shapes you like using cookie cutters.

Line a couple of baking trays with non-stick baking paper.  Gently put the cut out biscuit shapes on to the baking trays, leave some room  for them to spread a little. Put in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 190oC.
You can decorate your biscuits however you like. Mix 3 tablespoons of icing sugar with 3 teaspoons of water, colour the icing or just leave it white. When the biscuits are cold, decorate them with the icing, adding silver balls, sprinkles, or any other decorations you want.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to be baking some christmas cookies in the morning and was just about to start searching for recipes when I saw this appear in my facebook timeline. Genius. Thank you.


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