Christmas Cookie Recipe
Thomas Sixt is a chef, food photographer and cookbook author.
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You can find my Christmas cookie recipe in this post.
Simple Christmas baking is easy with these instructions.
Maybe you’re looking for “last minute” biscuits for your cookie plate, then you’ve come to the right place.
You can bake these Christmas cookies yourself in just over 1.5 hours and make your loved ones happy.
I wish you good luck!
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Christmas Cookie
The step-by-step instructions show you all the steps with photos.
After the recipe you will find a video to get you in the mood and other tips.
Let Santa Claus dance and have a good time!
Freshly baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt and Christiane Sixt.
Easy instructions for baking Christmas cookies.
|250||g||butter (I use soft butter)|
Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sugar, vanilla sugar and salt.
Add the beaten eggs and the egg yolks separated from the whites to the flour.
Cut the soft butter into small pieces.
Add the softened butter to the dough ingredients in the bowl.
Mix the dough
Mix the dough ingredients well with a hand mixer or dough hook.
Knead the dough well with the hand mixer.
Shape the dough with your hands.
Form two balls of dough and place each on cling film.
Wrap the dough balls in cling film and let them rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Prepare work surface
Flour a large pastry board or clean, dry work surface and rolling pin.
Roll out dough
Roll out a first portion of dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of approx. 5 mm.
Place the cookie cutter shapes on the rolled out dough.
Cut out cookies
Cut out the cookies from the dough and loosen them from the work surface with a pastry card or spatula.
Cookies baking sheet
Place the cut out dough pieces with sufficient spacing on the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Top some biscuits with almonds and gently press the almonds into the dough.
This is how almond coins are made.
Decorate the remaining biscuits with colored sugar sprinkles as desired.
Always press the sugar balls a little into the dough so that they can bake firmly in the cookies.
Put the prepared cookies on the baking trays in the preheated oven and bake at 200 °C hot air for approx. 7 minutes.
Since every oven displays different temperatures, I first set the kitchen timer to five minutes and checked the cookies.
Remove the baked cookies from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
Put the icing sugar in a bowl and prepare a viscous lemon glaze with a little fresh lemon juice.
Brush the cooled cookies with the lemon sugar icing without the sugar sprinkles.
Let the glazed cookies with the icing dry on a wire rack for a good hour.
Pack the cookies later with paper in cookie jars.
You can wrap the Christmas cookies on top of each other or in layers with paper in between.
Close the cans tightly and store in a cool, safe place.
Place the Christmas cookies on plates and serve.
I wish you a merry Christmas time!
2. Nutrition Facts And Calories
3. Baking Tips For Christmas Cookies
I have prepared a few helpful tips for your baking event:
–> Prepare tin cans or large mason jars for storing cookies.
–> You will need greaseproof paper later to wrap the biscuits.
–> Please have the cookie cutter, rolling pin, hand mixer with dough hook and baking paper ready.
–> Get the ingredients in time and take a few hours.
–> Sugar sprinkles have proven themselves as a decoration next to lemon glaze for smiling faces.
–> Beautiful Christmas music is ideal as an accompaniment.
–> Cookies get better with a smile on your face!
–> You can use normal wheat flour type 405 or gluten-free flour.
–> For sure success I recommend the cake and biscuit flour from Schär
4. Storing the Christmas Cookies
Once the biscuits have been baked, they first have to be brought to safety.
After all, dwarfs, trolls and cooks are particularly active in the house during the Christmas season and like to steal the biscuits.
Even my grandmother hid the “Platzerl” in cans and then hid them in a secret place.
Traditionally, clean tin cans are best for storage, as are large mason jars.
Safekeeping has another purpose:
The fresh biscuits mature in the tin and become crumbly and aromatic after a few days.
5. More Christmas Cookie Ideas
Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers
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Please don't forget the star rating on the recipe, 5 stars means you liked it!
these cookies are really recommendable.
The dough succeeds easily and it goes quite quickly with few ingredients.
We had a lot of fun cutting them out and my son Pascal baked his first cookies this year.
Thanks for the many tips, great photos and perfect instructions for baking.