Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies can be baked especially fond of children, as each child cut out his own Christmas cookies with colored frosting, sprinkles or decorating sugar pearls. The pastry can be prepared very well, because he should have to chill for at least 1 hour in refrigerator well. You can also prepare the dough a day before baking and place overnight in the refrigerator. Provide for the pastry, first softened butter (room temperature) in the bowl of food processor. Set up a bio for butter and egg.


First mix the butter on low heat with the sugar and egg. The higher speed turn slowly and stir in the butter until creamy. The kitchen off the machine and replace the whisk with a dough hook. Flour in a small bowl and fill (approximately 4 g) with a teaspoon of baking powder. The flour to butter and knead on low power. The dough with a small pinch of salt seasoning and knead until it is crumbly.

The food processor off and then knead the dough by hand and shape into a large ball. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator at least 1 hour, until dough is firm enough to roll out to him. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees. The dough from the refrigerator and remove the foil.


The work surface lightly with flour and dough from a larger piece of torn. Place the dough on the floured work surface and press with your hand a little flatter. The dough very lightly with flour and roll out with a rolling pin about 1 / 2 cm thick. If the dough stick to the rolling pin, just knead it again with a little flour and roll out again. Cut out with cookie cutters small pieces and put the Christmas cookies on the baking sheet. The baking sheet on the middle shelf in the push to 200 ° preheated oven and the Christmas cookies bake in about 5-6 minutes light. The baking sheet using pot holders out of the oven and place on a coaster.

The Christmas cookies to cool on the sheet. Distribute to the icing sugar in two bowls. Mix the icing sugar with a little freshly squeezed lemon juice smooth, so that creates a thick frosting. The frosting as desired with a few drops of food coloring to color green or red. The frosting with a pastry brush to paint the Christmas cookies and immediately sprinkle with sugar sprinkles or decorate with sprinkles, as shown in the picture above, before the cast is dry. The Christmas cookies until after drying in sealed tins of biscuits, so long as they remain crisp.


¤ 125 g Butter
¤ 125 g Sugar
¤ 1 point Bourbon vanilla sugar
¤ 1 Organic egg
¤ 250 g Flour
¤ 1 tsp Baking powder
¤ Salt
¤ 100 g Powdered sugar
¤ 1 tsp Lemon juice
¤ Food coloring, green
¤ Food coloring, red
¤ 50 g Sprinkles

45 servings – 62 calories per serving, 30 mins Prep – 90 mins Total