You can never have enough sweet treats, which is doubly true at Christmas!
Surprise your loved ones and prepare them carefully selected recipes for Christmas cookies.
You have guests coming and you don’t have the classic cookies that have aged yet? Try these delicacies.
Find out which of the recipes you and your loved ones will enjoy the most.
Simple Christmas Cookies
Small sweets are a super snack that both children and adults will love. They have a perfectly smooth texture and literally melt in your mouth.
There is only a minimal amount of spices in them, so that the biscuits are also suitable for smaller children. Also take a look at the recipes for drunken candy that you will love.
- 250 g self-raising flour
- 125 g of cold butter cut into 1 cm cubes + a piece of butter to wipe the baking sheet
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 125 g of powdered sugar
- 1 beaten egg
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare 2 large baking trays, which we grease with a thin layer of butter.
- Sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl and add the cubed butter. Gently rub the flour with the butter with your fingers until a substance resembling crumb is formed.
- Add icing sugar, cinnamon, ginger and process thoroughly again. Then add eggs and make a smooth dough. If it seems that the dough does not want to come together, add a few drops of water, but really only a few.
- Once all the ingredients are combined and the dough is formed, shape it into a ball and place it on a floured work surface.
- Sprinkle the dough with a little flour and roll out a sheet about 5 mm thick.
- Using star-shaped cutters, which can be of different sizes, cut out individual cookies and place them on a buttered baking sheet, leaving at least a 2 cm gap between them.
- After cutting out the remaining dough, shape it into a ball again, put it on the work surface and proceed as before until all the dough is used up.
- Put the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the stars have a light golden color on the surface and slightly dark edges.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a kitchen rack.
- They can be eaten still warm. Once completely cooled, store in a cookie tin or other airtight container where they will keep for about a week if not eaten right away.
Christmas chocolate cookies with caramel filling
Jolly Reindeer are popular cookies that melt right on the tongue, while your taste buds are caressed by the soft caramel filling and delicious chocolate.
- 20 butter cookies
- 20 white mini marshmallows
- 10 regular size white marshmallows
- 40 pieces of milk chocolate
- 20 lentils or similar candies
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 50 g of butter
- 1 cup melted milk chocolate
- 20 mini round pretzels (cut in 1/2 to make antlers)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare two low molds with 12 holes. We turn them upside down and spread all twenty cookies on them.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 3 to 4 minutes to soften the cookies. Then remove from the oven and quickly push the softened cookies with a spoon into the individual holes to shape them into a cup shape.
- Set aside and let cool completely.
- Cut the mini marshmallow in half with kitchen scissors to create two circles. Place a piece of milk chocolate on each sticky half to make eyes.
- We also divide a normal-sized marshmallow in half and stick a lentil or other similar candy on each half, which creates a reindeer nose. We’ll put both aside for now.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk into a small saucepan, add sugar and butter and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Divide the still warm caramel mixture evenly into the cookie cups.
- Let it cool for a while and then spread the melted milk chocolate into all the holes.
- Decorate with a reindeer nose, add eyelets, and finally arrange the halves of the pretzels as the antlers of Rudolph the reindeer.
- We wait until everything cools down and hardens. We can serve straight away or let it cool down in the refrigerator.
Tip: Have you tried Danish Christmas butter cookies yet?
What you will need: 200 g of fresh unsalted butter, 150 g of caster sugar + for sprinkling, 1 vanilla pod (seeds scraped out), 1 egg, 75 g of ground almonds, 240 g of plain flour.
How to do it: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Cream the butter, vanilla seeds and sugar in a bowl, add the egg and mix. Mix the ground almonds with the flour and stir into the butter mixture.
Transfer the thoroughly mixed mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and press circles onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Put in the preheated oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies get a golden brown color.
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At first glance, this recipe is reminiscent of the popular e-cakes, only they have a different taste and are homemade. They are simple, quick and melt on the tongue. If you love cinnamon, you definitely won’t stop at just one batch.
- 70 g fresh unsalted butter
- 80 ml of Golden Syrup
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons of cane sugar
- 250 g of self-raising flour
- 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and line two large trays with baking paper.
- Melt the butter, golden syrup, and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter melts.
- Sift flour, cinnamon, salt into a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to mix the dry ingredients.
- Transfer the butter mixture to a large bowl and beat for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Whisk in the flour mixture in small portions to combine everything. Finally, we make a smooth dough with our hands.
- We take equal-sized pieces of dough, form balls from them and place them on a baking sheet. We leave a big enough gap between them.
- With a floured fork, flatten each ball into a low cookie.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 8 minutes. The cookies are ready when they turn a deep golden color.
- Remove from the oven and set aside to rest for a while. Then transfer to a kitchen rack and let cool.
What kinds of spices should we remember when we want to bake Christmas cookies?
Christmas is a time of joy, well-being and love. We all know this already, but don’t forget that they are also good food, especially when snacking. And what would sweets be without suitable spices, which can create the right Christmas atmosphere just by smelling them. Which spice is the most important?
- Star anise
In addition to having a wonderful aroma, these spices also contain various substances that are beneficial to our health. It is good to mention that they can also be used in the preparation of food, be it festive delicacies or even year-round.