Christmas is coming in 1 weeks time. December is a month for Christmas log cakes, cookies, ginger bread man, turkey and party food. A month where most of us tend to over eat on rich food.If you are thinking of baking cookies for your love ones as Christmas present or Christmas party celebration, here is a simple cookie recipe that I will like to share with you.
You can bake simple butter cookies but mould them into various christmas moulding like the christmas tree, gingerbread man , angel, bell . And not forgetting to decorate the cookies with colorful icing to make it look attractive. First of all is to get the christmas cookie cutter ready for baking christmas cookie. I had bought them at the john little and i guess the cutters are easily available at even supermarket and phoon huat store.
Various shape cookies cutter
Colorful icing for cookie decoration ( Bought @ Cold Storage)
Rolling the butter cookie dough and using the ginger bread man cookie cutter to mould the cookie shape. About 0.5cm in thickness. It is so fun if you really enjoy baking. Getting the dough ready is very easy but the mouding of the cookie in various shape is tedious and time consuming. It needs a lot of effort to roll the dough and get them into shapes.
The butter gingerbread man cookies
Preheat the oven at 170 degree celcius and make them for 10 – 12 mins. Leave the cookies to cool before decorating them with icing. As you can read from my blog posts on cookies recipes, this is my first attempt in using the cookie cutter to mould the cookies into various shape and decorating them.
My Finshed Product
Although the decoration is not too nice, i am so proud of myself and i had bake the cookies for my poly friends christmas gathering. Hopefully they will like it. I love to see happy faces when i give cookies to them. I love to see people enjoying eating food that is made by me. I guess practice make perfect and my cookie will looker better in future..
Here is the recipe for the butter cookie dough:
- 90 g Butter , Room temperature
- 100 g Sugar
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp Vanillia Extract
- 200 g Plain Flour
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 Sieve
Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract
Add the flour to the butter mix and mix until the dough is formed
Wrap the cookie dough in cling and chill for at least one hour
Preheat the oven to 170 C
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm
Bake for 8 – 12 minutes until golden
Remove and transfer to a cooling wire and leave until completely cool before decorating.
Stay tune for the next post for the traditional ginger bread cookie dough recipe.