Recipe for tender Christmas cookies
- 200 g soft fat butter (minimum 80% fat)
- 200 g of white flour
- 100 g powdered sugar
- 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
- 1 whole egg
- A pinch of salt
Ingredients for the filling / garnish:
- Vanilla cream, chocolate, coffee, lemon, etc.
- Fruit jams or jams.
Are you looking for a recipe for simple Christmas cookies that Santa will enjoy, and not just him? Besides the wonderful gifts you prepare for your loved ones, why not try a simple sweet, but with a special taste, that will elevate you in front of them, because everyone can buy cookies, but not everyone has the patience to make butter biscuits for children and adults from scratch.
These tender butter cookies take some time to prepare from head to toe, as the dough will be left to cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes, but the results will be delicious and will last for a few good days. especially when you put them in cardboard or metal boxes, where they will keep their aroma and crunchy texture.
For a good dough in cookie recipes it is very important that the butter, which should be greasy and quality, and stay out of the fridge for at least 2 hours, to soften naturally, because it does not have to be melted. You will cut it into cubes, then rub it very well manually or with the mixer with the amount of powdered sugar, vanilla and salt until it catches a creamy texture.
Now you can add whole egg butter to the composition of homemade biscuits, mixing very well to fully incorporate it. The last element added to this dough by the Christmas cakes is the flour, which it sifts over the bowl in which the other elements are and is homogenized using a spatula, slowly.
Dough of this type does not mix automatically when you add flour because gluten will lead to its elasticity and a more gummy texture. You need a creamy and soft texture for delicious Christmas cakes. Leave the dough to cool, covered with plastic wrap, for half an hour.
Take the dough of tender cookies with butter out of the fridge and spread it in a 4 mm thick sheet, taking care to give the top of the flour well so that it does not stick or break quickly, because it is fragile. You will do the same with the twister. When stretched, you can use the desired cutting shapes to make homemade cookies with themed shapes, for Christmas, or classic, simple, round.
The next step is to preheat the stove oven to 180 degrees and place the small cookies with butter on a tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the power of the oven and how brown you want them to be, and you can monitor them to make sure they don't burn.
The fresh Christmas biscuits are taken out and left to cool for five minutes on a cold tray, and you can move on to the next tray, because you will get a few dozen such simple cookies.
You can simply powder them with vanilla sugar or decorate them, depending on what shape you have, with chocolate, jams, jams or cookies spread with chocolate or plain icing from an egg white, 120 g of powdered sugar and half a juice. lemon that you mix well until it forms a liquid foam.
Alternatives to this recipe are those thicker, fluffier American cookies that use baking soda to grow, in some recipes, or lemon cookies, just as easy to make and with a distinct taste.