Once a year I use my grandmother’s cookie roller to make Christmas Cookies. The children help with cutting out the shapes and love eating them. I make these before Christmas day as there is always so much other food on offer on Christmas day. Here is the recipe. Mine look a bit scrappy this year but no one seems to mind.
CHRISTMAS TREE COOKIES
125 g butter or margarine
125 ml castor sugar (105 g )
5 ml vanilla essence
450 ml Cake flour
60 ml cornflour (30 g)
5 ml baking powder
3 ml salt
- Beat butter and sugar together, add essence and egg, beat until light and fluffy
- Sift dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture and knead to form a stiff dough
- Roll out to a thickness of 4 mm and, using a Christmas biscuit cutter, cut into shapes. If hanging them on the Christmas tree, make a hole in the dough.
- Place on a greased baking tray and bake at 180 deg C for 10 – 15 mins or until light brown on the edges
- Ice with glace icing.