Sunday, 18 December 2016

*#BLOGMAS* D.I.Y Christmas cookies!


To get into the Christmas spirit, I thought I would make some Christmas cookies. I've started a little baking lately just because I want to get good at it for when Imogen is older. My mother was a terrible baker, and she will tell you that! We always bought them from the shop for bake sales so I wanted to learn to spend time with Imogen when she's older. I found this recipe from BBC food, and I thought I'd give it a try! 

First I started off by preheating the oven to 180C. It should be 190 but as my oven is always hotter than it should be, I started off with a lower temp! 

Next I mixed some dairy free margarine and caster sugar together until it was fluffy. 100 grams of each!


After this I added an egg and a teaspoon of vanilla extract and kept mixing it until it was all blended together properly.


Next I added 275g of plain flour until it formed into a dough. I added a couple of drops of water and a little bit more margarine into the mix as I found it a bit too dry. 


After I rolled out the dough (with my make do rolling pin, a glass ha!) until the dough was about 1cm thick and used cookie cutters, to cut out christmas trees.


After this I put them onto a greased baking tray, and baked them for around 10 minutes in the oven. Just kept checking that they were cooked through. I left them to cool and made some icing in the mean time. 


To make the icing I sifted 400g of icing sugar into a bowl and added a few drops of green food colouring to make the colour for the christmas trees. I added a few tablespoons of water to the mixture. I just kept mixing after each spoon to make sure the mixture was the right consistency. I didn't want the icing too runny as I wanted to be able to spread it better. 


As the food colouring was quite illuminous, I added a few more drops to give it a lime green colour finish. 


Next was on to the fun part! Me and R decorated while Imogen sat in her high chair banging one of the biscuits around everywhere. We're not the best at decorating but we had fun playing with the icing and white chocolate decorations! I would advice you to get some decorative balls to create mini baubles. 



And here are the final results! Messy but tasty! Again the recipe I got from bbc good food and I'll leave the link here.  I recommend giving the recipe a try! The biscuits are quite plain to taste but enjoyable. I would add a touch of cinnamon to the recipe if I was to do it again. 

Are you baking anything this Christmas? 

Until next time,

1 comments:

  1. lovely post, these look amazing and they taste for sure the same xo

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