Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

1½ cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter (softened)

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp almond essence

1 egg

2½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cream of tartar

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

½ tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

In large bowl, mix 1½ cups powdered sugar, the butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, almond extract, and egg until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured, cloth covered surface, roll each half of dough to 2cm thick. Cut into assorted festive shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl, beat all the frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Tint with green food colour. Frost and decorate cookies as desired with frosting and hundreds and thousands.

Serves: 8

Cooks in: 4 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Pairs well with Survivor Pinotage.

 

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