Baking cookies with my little man has become a Christmas tradition with us now. Last year we made gingerbread men and vanilla cookies,which was a lot of fun. He loved doing the cut outs of gingerbread men, but didn’t quite enjoy eating them, so this year we decided to stick to the basic Vanilla cookies. Turns out, even all the kids at his Christmas playdate loved them, specially the sprinkled sugar bits. We had a little pre christmas playdate for all his friends at home, as everyone was travelling for the holidays. We set up the tree, decorated it, got lovely presents for everybody, which was the highlight (for me) because I cannot wait to share with you my prize find : Cuponation ! Yup thats the place I did all my online shopping for gifts from, and I got some really really good deals. So very satisfied, both the kids and me ! We sang carols, we ate , played games … it was the best playdate ever. For now I’m off to HongKong to celebrate Christmas with my family.
I hope you are all having a lovely Christmas season.
May love be filled in your life, May hope be in your heart, May peace be in our world
May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way
For a fresh and bright New Year
Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
125 gms unsalted butter
250 gms all purpose flour
110 gms caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
sugar to sprinkle
Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy for about 5 mins on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla till well incorporated for about 2 mins and add the flour. Beat till all is combined and add a wee bit of extra flour if required. Knead into a ball and roll flat between two sheets of greaseproof paper . Refrigerate for about 30 mins to an hour.
When ready to bake,Preheat the oven to 160C. Use all the shapes of cookie cutters you need to and place them on non stick baking paper/mats. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for about 12-15 mins or till they begin to lightly brown. Repeat the process with the left over dough, returning to the fridge if you need to. Let them cool completely before you store then in an air tight container.
Here are some posts I’ve done in the past for Christmas
Lamingtons for Christmas