These cookies are going to go down soo well with kids and adults alike. What’s more you can actually get the kids involved in this one. Decorating is so much fun – think icing, Christmas colours, melted chocolate – the world is your oyster!
So a couple of things to note with this recipe – it makes loads of cookies, depending on the size of your cutters! Mine are around 3cm by 2cm, so I literally had around 120 cookies made! That was a lot of icing!! So just be aware that the size of your cutter determines how many cookies you will get!
The kids had fun up to a point – then they got bored and so muggins here had to finish them! I actually left them in an airtight box until the next morning and then started on them – after my cup of coffee of course! But it was quite therapeutic, especially in the mad run up to Christmas.
Of course you don’t need to leave these little crispy biscuits until Christmas – they are fab for any time of year – with different icing of course!
Iced Christmas Chocolate and Cinnamon Cut-out Cookies
- Christmas Cookie cutters
- 200 g plain flour sifted
- 75 g cocoa sifted
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- pinch ground cinnamon
- 180 g butter softened
- 250 g golden caster sugar you can use regular caster sugar if you don't have golden
- 1 egg
- icing pens and/or fondant icing
- Blend the butter and sugar together in a large bowl, and once smooth, add the egg.
- Mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together and once mixed, add gradually to the wet ingredients, until a soft dough is formed.
- If the dough is too wet, add more flour.
- Flatten the dough into a disc, wrap with clingfilm, and put in the fridge for a few hours to chill.
- Pre heat the oven to 190C/170C fan.
- Remove the dough from fridge, and roll out to around 2-3mm thickness on a floured surface, with a rolling pin. If the dough sticks, add more flour.
- Cut the dough into shapes with the cookie cutters, and put the shapes onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking parchment.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
- Once cool, decorate as you like with icing pens etc…
- Enjoy your Christmas Cookies!