Christmas Cookies

What you need:

  • 600g/1lb 6oz Plain Flour
  • 300g/11oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 300g/11oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 medium Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • Instant Icing
  • Coloured Writing Icing
  • Silver/Gold Christmas Balls (optional)
  • Christmas Cutters Stars, Trees, Snowmen etc.

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease large flat baking trays.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Gradually add the flour and mix until dough is formed. Divide into 2 balls, wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 3-4mm. Cut with cutters of choice. Dip the cutters into flour before each use.
  5. Arrange cookies on prepared tins/trays and bake in a central oven position for about 12 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to wire tray to cool.
  6. When cold decorate as you choose!