If there is one thing I love to do at Christmas time, it is baking. When I have a little free time on my hands, I love to try out a new recipe and especially something Christmas inspired at this time of year to get that festive feeling! This time around I thought I would bake something easy and went with cookies/biscuits that I could decorate all pretty and Christmas-y. So if you are looking for something easy to bake over the festive period, then this is a nice simple one I thought I would share with you all. All credit for this recipe comes from here. It’s been a while since I last did a foodie post so enjoy!
100g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
275g plain flour
Icing sugar and sprinkles for decoration
Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 190C/Gas mark 5.
Cream the sugar and butter together.
Mix in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time until all is combined.
Then, stir in the flour until it forms into a dough texture.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cutters to cut the cookies out.
Place on a baking tray and cook for approx 10 mins until light golden brown.
Allow to cool whilst preparing icing using icing sugar and water.
Finally, add your own decoration using sprinkles, icing etc.
What do you like to bake at Christmas?
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If there is something I could eat for the rest of my life it would probably be white chocolate cookies (preferably Millie’s!). Yet despite my love for a bit of baking, one thing I have always struggled to make was a good batch of cookies. That may seem a bit daft since they are probably one of the easiest things to make but yeah I may have struggled. I found a recipe from BBC Good Food and thought I would give cookie baking another go… luckily it wasn’t as bad as I expected!
100g light brown soft sugar
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour
½ tsp salt
200g white chocolate chips
Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Then cream the margarine and sugars together. Then, add the the egg and vanilla extract. Then add in the flour, salt and white chocolate chips.
Then roll the doughy like mixture into ball shapes (like above). Then place in the oven until the edges go golden or as suggested for Millie’s style cookies 7 minutes. Then when ready, take out the oven and leave for a few minutes before putting them onto a cooling tray to cool. Then enjoy, p.s. they taste incredible when just out the oven! A quick and simple recipe which tastes pretty damn good! Now looks like I am off to make more cookies!
Are you a cookie lover like myself?
As the countdown to Christmas has begun I have a nice little festive recipe for you all today 🙂 I have never made Gingerbread cookies before and I really wanted to be all christmassy and try them out. These are the perfect treats for making with children, hanging on your tree, as gifts or just for eating! I picked this recipe up from the BBC here and its fab, my kitchen filled with the festive scent of gingerbread, so worth it!
350g (12oz) plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2tsp ground ginger
1tsp ground cinnamon
125g (4 ½ oz) margarine
175g (6oz) light soft brown sugar
4tbsp golden syrup
The first step is to make the dough. Using a food processor mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon and the butter and blend until it forms into breadcrumbs. Then Stir in the sugar. Then beat the egg and golden syrup together and add to the mixture. Then take the dough out and wrap in cling-film and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Then roll out the dough and cut out the gingerbread men shapes using a cookie cutter.
Then place on a lined baking tray in place in a pre-heated oven at Gas mark 4/180C/350F. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Then place them on a cooling rack for 10 minutes until they have cooled.
Then its time to be all creative and add some decorations. I went a little crazy and dripped icing and chocolate everywhere buy why not! I melted chocolate, made glacé icing and added sprinkles, but you can do whatever you fancy!