I haven’t done a blog bake for SO long!!! But finally, I managed to scrape something together in time for Christmas. Today I’m sharing a really easy Christmas cookie recipe. These are basically vanilla biscuits, but the fab thing about them is not only are they easy, but you could decorate them a little fancy and give as beautiful handmade gifts or you could rope the kids in as a little Christmas Eve activity – get some delicious homemade biscuits under that tree for Santa!
Anyway, so simplicity, below you’ll find just how to make them.
What you’ll need:
- 325g plain flour
- 200g unsalted butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 100g of chocolate drops
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
* These quantities will make roughly 24 biscuits.*
And here’s how to make them:
Firstly, tip your butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and give it a good whizz up.
Second, add your eggs and vanilla before giving another stir.
Next pour in half of your flour, combine, then add in the second half.
Then tip in your chocolate chips.
Give it all a good mix, before tipping out onto cling film.
Wrap your dough nice and snugly, before placing into the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
Once your dough has become nice and hard. Simply sprinkle your side with a little plain flour and roll out your dough to about 5mm thick.
Using any cookie cutters (I’ve gone with stars) cut out your biscuits and place on a baking paper lined baking tray.
Place your cookies on the middle shelf of your oven, bake at 160 (fan) for roughly 20 minutes or until golden.
When it comes to decorating you can be as fancy – or simple- as you like! These biscuits are melt in the mouth delicious. So I kept it super simple with only a dusting of icing sugar. However,, the girls wanted to give some out to their teachers and so they decorated them with a little melted chocolate and some sprinkles (you can see the mess they made over on my instagram stories!).
Easy as that!
They really are SO easy to make up. Its the perfect Christmas Eve activity with the kids if you’re stuck for something to do this weekend. Talking of this weekend, its only Christmas isnt it! – like you didn’t know! Ha – I hope you’re all a little more organised than I am. The year for the first time in over 7 years I am not making Christmas dinner! Instead we’ll be heading over to my mother-in-laws for the day, I think because I’ve not had to plan this big fancy meal for everyone I’ve just kind of bumbled my way through December thinking I’ve got load of time left! So, I’ll be spending this weekend running round like a headless chicken!
Anyway, have a happy Christmas readers, however your spending it! I’ll be back next week with a little look into our celebrations, plus some New Years news about the blog. Exciting!
The little woman pretends.