Christmas spice sugar cookies

Christmas spice sugar cookie

Christmas spice sugar cookie

I wanted to make sugar cookies for Christmas this year; with a unique flavour, decorated with Royal Icing. This is the recipe I came up with. My idea of Christmas spice is a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It’s the blend I add to my Christmas biscuits too. I cut them into two different shapes and sold them at the Eco Elves Night Market. I made Santa bellies and angels. I thought they were both beautiful. You of course, can make them into whatever shapes you like. The trick to cutting them into shapes is to work with cold dough.

115 grams butter
1 cup Raw castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ nutmeg
¼ teaspoon clove
1 egg
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon Bi-carbonate soda
½ cup milk

Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla and spices till light and fluffy. Beat in the egg till mixed through.

Add the milk alternatively with sifted flour and bi-carb. Mix to a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. I chilled mine overnight.

Preheat the oven to 180oC.

Cut off a working portion of the dough and roll it to 3 mm thick. Cut into your chosen shape. Transfer to a lined baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes, or till just golden brown. Allow to cool a little before transferring to a wire rack.

Decorate with royal icing.

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1 Response to Christmas spice sugar cookies

  1. lizzygoodthings says:

    Delicious and festive!

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