Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-5+
150 g 
butter (cold)
200 g 
all-purpose flour
150 g 
sugar
1  
egg
100 g 
almonds (ground)
1 tbsp 
jam (raspberry or other red fruit)
60 g 
confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp 
lemon juice
150 g 
chocolate (bittersweet)
flour for work surface
confectioner’s sugar for serving
Metric
Imperial
  • 150 g butter (cold)
  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 100 g almonds (ground)
  • 1 tbsp jam (raspberry or other red fruit)
  • 60 g confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 150 g chocolate (bittersweet)
  • flour for work surface
  • confectioner’s sugar for serving

Utensils

  • pastry brush
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks
  • large round cookie cutter
  • plastic wrap
  • Christmas-themed cookie cutters
  • small saucepan
  • parchment paper
  • small round cookie cutter
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small bowl
  • rolling pin

Enjoy with

Coffee
Nothing fends off the cold quite like a hot cup of coffee and freshly baked Christmas cookies.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
831
Protein
13g
Fat
47g
Carb
90g

Step 1/6

Cut butter into small cubes. Add flour, sugar, butter, egg, and ground almonds to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
  • 150 butter
  • 200 all-purpose flour
  • 150 sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 almonds
  • standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks
  • cutting board
  • knife

Cut butter into small cubes. Add flour, sugar, butter, egg, and ground almonds to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.

Step 2/6

Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.
  • plastic wrap

Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.

Step 3/6

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll out dough thinly. For the first variation, use the large cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Use the small cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the center of half of the large cookie rounds. Brush round shapes with jam and place doughnut shapes on top. Cut out Christmas-themed cookies from the remaining dough. Transfer all cookies to preheated oven and bake for approx. 10 – 15 min., in batches if necessary.
  • 2 tbsp jam
  • flour for work surface
  • pastry brush
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • large round cookie cutter
  • Christmas-themed cookie cutters
  • parchment paper
  • small round cookie cutter
  • rolling pin

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll out dough thinly. For the first variation, use the large cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Use the small cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the center of half of the large cookie rounds. Brush round shapes with jam and place doughnut shapes on top. Cut out Christmas-themed cookies from the remaining dough. Transfer all cookies to preheated oven and bake for approx. 10 – 15 min., in batches if necessary.

Step 4/6

Meanwhile, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • 60 confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • small bowl

Meanwhile, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Step 5/6

Add chocolate to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
  • 150 chocolate
  • small saucepan

Add chocolate to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.

Step 6/6

Remove cookies from oven. Set aside for approx. 5 min. until they are cool to the touch. Brush the Christmas-themed cookies either with chocolate or lemon glaze. Sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar over jam cookies before serving. Enjoy!
  • confectioner’s sugar for serving
  • pastry brush

Remove cookies from oven. Set aside for approx. 5 min. until they are cool to the touch. Brush the Christmas-themed cookies either with chocolate or lemon glaze. Sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar over jam cookies before serving. Enjoy!