Christmas Cookies bake, Recipe for classic Christmas Biscuits with shortcrust Pastry

Christmas Cookies Recipe Pic
Christmas cookies on a plate, bake traditionals chrismas bskuits

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Hohoho, here comes my Christmas Cookies recipe and it’s not as heavy as Santa’s sack! The cookies are an evergreen of Christmas baking, just succeed and you can heat up the oven even at the last minute. Christmassy scents then run through the house… Butter, cinnamon, lemon, vanilla, chocolate, now Christmas can come. The classic Christmas cookies taste best when prepared with shortcrust pastry. Does Santa Claus knock on the door? Hurry up with the baking, you don’t want to send him away without cookies! 🙂 Here are my step-by-step instructions. I wish you a lot of fun in your Christmas bakery and good luck!
Vanilla crescents baked and with powdered sugar
Beware of cookie thieves: the finest vanilla crescents freshly baked make those with a sweet tooth weak;)
I’ll show you vanilla crescents somewhere else! © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Baking classic Christmas Cookies yourself, the most important Tips

Most cookie baking recipes come from my grandmother, I got my tips directly from Santa Claus and should bring them diligently among the people.
Cut out Christmas cookies
Cut out shortcrust pastry, Santa Claus likes stars!
Cut short pastry, you should have different cutters at hand! © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer After all, Santa Claus wants to make people big and small happy. Please share the recipe, we are happy and the heavenly blessing has been given! Vanilla pod, or the vanilla marrow is exceptionally not used, Santa Claus has clearly whispered that to me. He wants to have the vanilla pulp in the vanilla crescents, which you can also bake!
Please make sure you cut out star-shaped cookies, Santa likes them best.
Next, let’s look at the decoration of biscuits…
Christmas cookies with sugar decoration
The Christmas cookies with sugar decorations are a wonderful, colorful affair.
The Christmas cookies with sugar decoration are a wonderful, colourful affair. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Decorate Christmas cookies

The following table shows some ideas, if you can think of other deco variants please write a comment directly at the end of the page, I’d be happy to add!
Without decorationLeave the biscuits without decoration after baking.
Lemon glaze / sugar glazemix a little lemon juice with icing sugar and spread on the mixture
egg yolkCoat biscuits with egg yolk before baking
coloured glazePaint biscuits with food colours.
sugar sprinklesDecorate the biscuits with sugar icing and sugar sprinkles.
gold dustDecorate the biscuits with sugar icing and gold jam.
chocolate icingDip or brush the biscuits in liquid chocolate.
Cookies with chocolate topping
Christmas cookies with chocolate icing are always nice!
Christmas cookies with chocolate icing are always fine! © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

3. Christmas Cookies Recipe

But now quickly to the bakery, I wish you good luck!

Christmas cookies with shortcrust pastry

Instructions with variants for the decoration, compiled by german chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 50 pc
Calories 518
Total Time 75 Min.
Christmas cookies baking recipe for classic Christmas cookies with and without coating. I’ll introduce you to some variations of the decoration and tell you which cookies Santa wishes! Experience the secret recipe of Santa Claus and enjoy yourself and your loved ones!

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Christmas Cookies Recipe Pic
Christmas cookies on a plate, bake traditionals chrismas bskuits

Preparation Time

30 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.


Shortcrust pastry to Santa Claus

250 g Flour (I use gluten-free flour!)
125 g butter (I use cold butter, for vegan variant margarine)
80 g powdered sugar
2 pc vanilla sugar
1 pinches Salt
1 pc Lemon (I use the abrasion of an organic lemon)
1 pc egg (approx. 50 g Size S)

lemon glaze

25 ml lemon juice
100 g powdered sugar

chocolate icing

100 g chocolate (I use dark chocolate.)
10 g butter (or coconut fat)


Shortcrust Pastry

to sift flour
Sieve flour

Place the ingredients for the shortcrust pastry in a bowl, chop the butter into small pieces and add to the mixture, kneading quickly. Add the egg at the end. It is best to use the kneading hooks from the hand mixer.

Wrap the shortcrust pastry in foil and let it rest.

Place the shortcrust pastry on cling film and wrap it up. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Professionals prepare the dough the day before and let it rest in the fridge for one night.

Roll out the shortcrust pastry
Roll out the shortcrust pastry.

Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out 4 mm thick.

Cut out the rolled out shortcrust pastry
Cut out the rolled out shortcrust pastry.

Cut out round cookies.

Cut out Christmas cookies
Cut out shortcrust pastry, Santa Claus likes stars!

Think of Santa Claus and cut out stars in different sizes.

Christmas cookies raw on the baking sheet
Place the cut out Christmas biscuits on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Place the biscuits on a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 200° C.

Bake shortcrust pastry bases
Place the shortcrust pastry bases on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake.

Bake the cookies in the oven at 200° C for approx. 8 minutes, then allow to cool.

Decoration with chocolate glaze

Cut chocolate
Cut the chocolate into small pieces, it will melt faster in the milk.

Cut the chocolate into small pieces.

Prepare the filling for shrapnel
Prepare the filling for the shrapnel in the saucepan.

Melt the chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over the water bath at low temperature and stir in the butter or coconut fat. The cooled cookies either brush or carefully dip and let cool.

lemon glaze

Squeeze lemon juice
Squeeze lemon juice with the juicer.

Squeeze out the lemon juice and mix with the icing sugar. Brush the cookies with the lemon glaze and let them set.

Keep cookies

Christmas cookies

You can store the cookies wonderfully in a cookie jar in a cool place. Place a piece of paper between the biscuit layers.

Decoration with sugar sprinkles and gold dust:
Cover the biscuits with lemon glaze, then sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, as well as gold dust.

Decorate with food colours:
If desired, paint the biscuits with standard food colours and let them dry. This is a nice idea for the children’s bakery!

4. Calories and Nutritional Values

5. Further Recommendations

Oat Biscuits
Coconut Macaroon
Angels Eyes
Shell Splinters
Rum Balls
Coconut Balls

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