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Christmas Cookies

By Chelsea Sugar
Christmas Cookies
40 servings
  • 34 reviews

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

    225g butter, softened
    ¾ cup Chelsea White Sugar (170g)
    1½ tsp vanilla essence
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 egg
    2 cups plain flour (300g)

    Royal Icing
    2 egg whites
    1 tsp lemon juice (strained to remove any pulp)
    3½ cups Chelsea Icing Sugar (525g)


    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and Chelsea White Sugar together until pale and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.

    Beat in vanilla and salt. Add egg and beat well.

    Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined.

    Place some cling film on the bench and tip the mixture into this. Slightly flatten into an oval shape. Wrap up well and refrigerate for at least two hours.

    Preheat oven to 160°C bake and line two baking trays with baking paper.

    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).

    Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and carefully transfer to prepared trays.

    Continue to create shapes, kneading the dough scraps back together, until all dough is used.

    Bake for 13-15 minutes, until pale golden. Keep an eye on them from about 12 minutes, to ensure they don't brown too much.

    Cool on trays for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Royal Icing
    Place the eggs whites and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

    Add the Chelsea Icing Sugar one cup at a time, mixing well in between with electric beaters, until fully incorporated. Add the last 1/2 cup a little at a time, until you reach soft peaks (you may not need to use all of it).

    You can test for the correct consistency of icing by dragging a knife over the surface. If the surface smoothes over in approximately 10 seconds, the icing is at the right consistency. Mix in water in very small quantities, until this consistency is achieved.

    Split the icing into small bowls if you wish to make different colours. Add food colour if desired (gel colours work best).

    Spoon into ziplock plastic bags or piping bags fitted with small round piping tips, ready for icing.

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Average Rating
(34 reviews)

amazing I harved the recipe and still got heaps

amazing I harved the recipe and still got heaps

fun and easy

its a great recipe for your kids to bake and taste great

Es schemcket gut und ist lechut zuzubereiten

10/10 would highly recommend

Love it.

Great for eating at Christmas when playing family games I will highly recommend this recipe.

Ps great for your younger sister and brother.

Making the dough was so easy and kneading it was so fun

Making the dough was so easy and kneading it was so fun,
a very easy recipe,
10/10 recondmend

It is so easy and delicious I would it for breakfast lunch and dinner and dessert it so delicious

I love it I make them all the time


Yumyumyumyum me need more

I love this recipe and how it turned out it was really easy and I'm only 10 years old and they were a good holiday treat

i love eating deez nutz

I enjoyed making the cookies just wondering what is the best way to store them uniced?

I love making all the cookies
and decorating them!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love making all the cookies
and decorating them!!!!!!!!!!!!

great! loved it!

great! loved it!

Very simple recipe to make, absolutely delicious results. 13 minute bake time was perfect every time. Will definitely be making this recipe again!

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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