How to Make Christmas Cookies

on August 21 at 08:18 PM

The first fluffy white snow always gets me in the mood to make Christmas cookies. This time of year, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking a big batch of cookies and goodies while listening to festive music and watching movies. I always do this because I love the taste and smells that a loving kitchen gives off at Christmas time. Here are two of my traditional Christmas cookie recipes.

Gingerbread cookies

6 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup melted and cooled cooking fat

1 cup molasses

1 cup brown sugar in a bag

1/2 cup water

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, combine the cooking fat, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Slowly add the dry mixture and mix well. Divide the dough into three pieces, no more than 1.5 cm thick, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface (about 1/4 inch thick), cut out shapes (preferably small ones) and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on top. Brush with powdered sugar (milk or cream and powdered sugar). This recipe can be made in very large batches, so feel free to share with family and friends.

Rolled sugar cookies

3 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup soft butter

1 beaten egg

3 tablespoons of fresh cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the soft butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg, cream and vanilla. Sift flour, salt and baking powder and mix into the liquid mass. Chill for at least one hour. On a lightly floured board, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out Christmas cookie shapes of your choice. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with red and green sprinkles to taste before baking. If you are baking with your family, bake the cookies and let them cool before making the icing (milk and powdered sugar). Divide the frosting between bowls and color it with food coloring. Sprinkles, chocolate chips, red chocolate and add a fun touch to the frosting.

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Sara is a qualified food expert at Main food line, Canada. She had graduated from the University of Cambridge. Sara loves to write about healthy nutrients which help to prevent the human body from various diseases. So people enjoy a healthy lifestyle. She is well experienced in pies near me in Canada and has an impressive portfolio of serving international clients.




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