Friday, December 11, 2015

Baking Christmas Cookies



Last weekend I really wanted to make Christmas cookies. I see them all over the interwebs and I have actually never made iced cookies like this before, so I thought it would be a lot of fun to try it out. I think they turned out really well and they tasted great too! I love the spices in there and the shapes of the cookies really put me in the Christmas mood!

What do you need for these yummy cookies?
100g unsalted butter
100g dark brown caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
275g plain flour
Pinch of salt
Cinnamon
Speculaas spice (similar to pumpkin spice)

Decoration:
Icing sugar
Tiny bit of water
Decorating pen

Oven: 190C

The first step is to cream together the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl until it's all fluffy. Then add the vanilla extract and the egg and mix it all together. Now mix all your dry ingredients and slowly add this to the buttery mixture. I personally like to put a lot of Speculaas spice and cinnamon in there. Usually the recipe says like one tablespoon, but I always put way more in it. I just love the taste of it!
Mix all the ingredients together until you get a nice dough, wrap the dough in foil and pop it in the fridge for about an hour (or do it like me and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. I do recommend an hour in the fridge though).

Sprinkle some flour on your counter top, put the dough on there and roll it out until the dough is 1cm thick. Now it's time for the fun stuff! Get your cookie cutters out and cut biscuits out of the dough. Place those on a baking tray laid with parchment paper and put them in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Get them out of the oven and set them aside for 5 minutes before you place them on to a wire rack. Wait till they are cooled down and then it's time to decorate!

I mixed some icing sugar with a few drops of water. I don't have the exact amounts, but I basically put some icing sugar in a bowl and added drops of water until the consistency was nice. You can also use a decorating pen which I did for the red icing. 
I had no fancy icing kits, so I used a small knife to spread the icing very carefully onto the cookies. Then I waited till the icing was all set and put them to the taste-test.

They are really yummy and I love the spices in there. I am a huge fan of cinnamon and Speculaas spice anyway, but at this time of the year it tastes even better. I am planning to bake something again this weekend, so look out for another baking post next week!

22 comments:

  1. These are so perfect and appetising.Love how they look and I'm so sure I'd love how they taste
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    1. Thank you! I think you would really like them! X

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  3. woww Amo bolachinhas de Ntal, parecem deliciosas !
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  4. Oh these look so yummy! I love christmas baking, it's so cute :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Hi Samantha! Me too! Festive baking is my fave! X

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  5. That cookies are so appetising *.*
    Thank you for sharing the recipe

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    1. Hi Daniela! No problem! I always love to share my baking recipes! X

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  6. Thanks for the comments and love the post
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    1. Thank you Harija! It really means a lot! X

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    1. Hi Danielle! I know right? Decorated Christmas cookies are the best! :) X

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  8. Looks so delicious!
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    1. Hi Catarina! I know! I want to make them again haha! X

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  10. Absolutely loving these, they look so good! xx, adaatude.com

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    1. Hi Adaleta! They really are the best thing ever! X

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  11. These look so delicious! I want to try them!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. Hi Lucy! I really hope you do. They are so yummy! :) X

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