Easy Christmas Cookies

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Easy Christmas Cookies

Introduction:

The traces of the tradition of this recipe came from Medieval Europe biscuits. Christmas cookies or Christmas biscuits are traditionally sugar cookies or biscuits. Different flavors and colors you can use on the bases of your tradition or your family members’ preference. So, with the invention of cookies cutter or different utensils of such types making cookies at home with different shapes became easy. It is popular with western countries like Canada, the united states and Europe. So, Cookies can cut into different shapes like stars, angels, Christmas trees, holly leaves, candy canes, and reindeer.

There are different varieties of cookies like Bredala in Alsatian cuisine in France, Fattigmann in Norway, Kerstkransjes are traditional Christmas cookies of Netherlands, Krumkake are traditional cookies of Norway, Pepparkakor are crisp, thin biscuits from Sweden, Preffernusse from Scandinavia, Reposteria is Mexican cookies these are often served with coffee or hot spice Mexican chocolate, Sandbakelse are sugar cookies from Norway, Springerle are traditional Christmas cookies in South Germany and Austria and Sugar cookies from Germany. So, in this article, we will discuss a recipe for just simple and easy cookies.

Recipe

Timing:

The time required for making Christmas cookies is only 1 hour.

Servings:

This recipe would yield 96 servings of Christmas cookies. You can increase no of servings according to your guests or family members.

Ingredients:

The no of ingredients is required for this recipe are given below:

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Assorted colored granulated sugar for decoration
  • Ornament frosting

Instructions for preparation of Easy Christmas cookies:

  1. SO, first of all, preheat oven to 350 F0.
  2. Then, take a large bowl for mixing all ingredients together. Add butter and sugar in it and mix with the help of mixture at low speed so that there is no splashing until blended well. So, increase speed slowly to high with the passage of time and mix until light and creamy. Then add egg and vanilla at low speed and beat them. Next blend with the addition of flour and baking powder until all ingredients blended well and in a proper way.
  3. Now divide the dough into 4 equal parts and wrap each piece with the plastic wrap for saving from moisture and contamination, then refrigerate these pieces until firm enough for making a roll, about 1 hour.
  4. So, for making cookies of different shapes, first of all, prepare work place with flour. Roll 1 piece of dough about 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough into as many as cookies with floured 2 to 3 inches assorted cookie cutter, wrap and refrigerate trimmings.

Other:

  1. Then, take large ungreased cookies sheet, place carefully all cookies on it at equal distance, use colored sugar and sprinkle it on cookies if you like.
  2. Place cookies into the oven and bake them for 10 to 12 minutes, until browned. Then remove from oven and place to wire rack for cooling.
  3. Repeat all these processes with remaining dough and trimmings.
  4. Now time is to decorate the cookies. When cookies are cool, prepare Ornamental Frosting to use it to decorate cookies as you like. You can use colored sugar, sprinkle it on frosting before it dries. Now let the frosting dry completely, almost for 1 hour. You can store cookies for up to 2 weeks in a tightly covered container. And enjoy these cookies on this beautiful event.

Nutritional values:

One serving of cookies is equal to almost 3 cookies about 34 g. Per serving of cookies provide you 160 calories including different important components like 7 g of fat, 135 mg of sodium, 25 g of carbs including 1.2 g of fiber and 14 g of sugars and 1 g of protein too.

Conclusions:

In this article, you came to know about the history and traditional values of Christmas cookies. So, in this article, you will be able to make simple and easy Christmas cookies. Three are different varieties of Christmas cookies like  Bredala in France, Fattigmann in Norway, Kerstkransjes in the Netherlands, Krumkake in Norway, Pepparkakor in Sweden, Preffernusse from Scandinavia, Reposteria is Mexican cookies, Sandbakelse from Norway, Springerle in South Germany and Austria and Sugar cookies from Germany. Try and enjoy this recipe on this special occasion.


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