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Christmas Cookies

By Chelsea Sugar
Christmas Cookies
40 servings
  • 12 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 2 hrs
  • Cooking time 13 mins
  • Serves

    225g Butter - Room temp
    ¾ Cup Chelsea White Sugar
    ¼ teaspoon Salt
    1½ teaspoon Vanilla
    1 Egg
    2 Cups Flour

    Royal Icing
    2 Egg Whites
    1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice (strained so no pulp or fibres)
    3½ Cups Chelsea Icing Sugar
    Warm Water


    1. Combine the butter and Chelsea White Sugar together in food mixer until it is pale and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally and then mix the salt and vanilla well into this mixture.
    2. Add the egg and beat well.
    3. Slowly add the flour and mix until only just combined.
    4. Place some plastic wrap on the bench and tip the mixture into this. Slightly flatten into an oval shape.
    5. Cover well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours
    6. Split the dough into two portions to make it easier to work with. Knead the dough gently using well-floured hands, then on a well-floured bench, roll the dough to the desired thickness (5mm works well).
    7. Use the cookie cutter to cut the shape and gently transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
    8. Continue to create shapes, and kneading the scraps back together to create more shapes until all dough used.
    9. Cook at 160C (Bake) for 13-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them from about 12 minutes on to ensure that they do not begin to brown at the edges; they should be pale golden underneath when done.
    10. Cool on the tray for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Royal Icing
    1. In a large mixing bowl add the egg whites and lemon juice and gently combine.
    2. Add the Chelsea Icing Sugar one cup at a time, mixing well in between with electric beaters until fully incorporated. If you wish, reserve the last ½ cup to get to soft peaks (you may or may not need this last half cup).
    3. Split the icing into small bowls if you wish for different colours. Add water - half a teaspoon at a time - until you get the consistency you desire (see above for explanation).
    4. Add food colour if desired - gel colours work best.
    5. Spoon into a ziplock plastic bag ready for icing.

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Average Rating
(12 reviews)

I love this recipe and use it over and over. It's really easy to make especially for kids and those with less experience.
You make your own icing using boiling water and icing sugar. Then dip cookies into it!

it was easy and delicious

Do no put water in the icing
Cookies really good

it was quick and easy

Very tasty and easy, extremely happy about how they turned out for the first time making them!


This is great.

This was an amazing recipe so easy and fun x

It’s good and works.

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Very easy and yummy!

Super easy recipe to make with kids. Loads of fun!

Well, I was really in the Christmas spirit today so I decided to make some, the kids were a bit impatient waiting two hours but had lots of fun decorating the cookies once they we done! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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