Hope you are all well. Thanks for all your lovely comments this week about my handmade Christmas. Today I’d like to show you some cookies for Santa. I think Christmas Eve is probably my favourite part of the holidays. Simply because of the build up. My son is getting so excited, and putting out the little treat for Santa, a glass of milk and a carrot for the reindeer, just seems to highlight that wonderful magical feeling. This year, I wanted to make some cookies with a Christmas feel. So I opted for a chocolate spiced cookie with some stencilled icing. Hope you like them!
450g plain flour
1 – 2 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice
320g unsalted butter
360g icing sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Sift flour, cocoa and cinnamon into a large bowl.
2 Beat butter and sugar in a mixer on a medium speed until pale and fluffy.
3 Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until combined.
4 Divide dough in half and wrap in cling film.
5 Then pop into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
6 Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
7 Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about half a cm thick.
8 Cut out cookies with cookie cutters. (I actually used a small cup as I didn’t have any round cutters!)
9 Transfer to a baking sheet. Stick back in the fridge for another 15 mins.
10 Bake for 8 – 10 mins. Transfer to wire rack and then leave to cool completely.
To make them more festive I wanted to add a simple decoration, so I bought some cookie stencils online. I then just lightly dusted over the stencil with icing sugar. This works okay, but if you wanted to make for a gift you would really have to make up a batch of runny icing, paint it onto the stencil and then shake the icing sugar over it to stay firm.
They are tasty! And a great one for the kiddos to make themselves for Santa’s visit.
Have a great day and thanks again for reading. x