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

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Hohoho, here comes my Christmas Cookies recipe and it’s not as heavy as Santa’s sack!┬á

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! ­čÖé┬á

Here are my step-by-step instructions. I wish you a lot of fun in your Christmas bakery and good luck!

Vanillekipferl gebacken und mit Puderzucker

I’ll show you vanilla crescents somewhere else! ┬ę 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.

Weihnachtskekse ausstechen

Cut short pastry, you should have different cutters at hand! ┬ę 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!

  • To bake, please put on a Santa hat, the cookies will then be demonstrably better!
  • Be sure to get an untreated organic lemon.
  • Get the best organic butter and keep it cold.
  • Buy organic farmers eggs, you need an egg with 50 g that corresponds to the size S/under 53 g.
  • Get real Himalayan salt, this will make the biscuits more digestible.
  • Finely grind powdered sugar from brown raw cane sugar yourself.
  • Bake shortcrust pastry biscuits in the classic way on top and bottom heat.
  • For decoration, mix icing sugar with vanilla sugar or provide chocolate or lemon juice.
  • Prepare the ingredients and baking trays with baking paper.
  • Sieve the flour freshly just before preparing the dough.
  • If children are to be given presents, please make sure you have various cookie cutters available.
  • Place the biscuits on baking paper, bake and allow to cool.

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…

WEihnachtskekse mit Zuckerdekoration

The Christmas cookies with sugar decoration are a wonderful, colourful affair. ┬ę 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.
Kekse mit Schokoladenguss

Christmas cookies with chocolate icing are always fine! ┬ę Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

3. Christmas Cookies Recipe

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

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5 from 11 votes
Christmas cookies with shortcrust pastry
Instructions with variants for the decoration, compiled by german chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Glutenfreie Rezepte
Servings: 50 pc
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
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
  • 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.
    mehl sieben
  • 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.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out 4 mm thick.
    M├╝rbteig ausrollen
  • Cut out round cookies.
    Ausgerollten M├╝rbteig ausstechen
  • Think of Santa Claus and cut out stars in different sizes.
    Weihnachtskekse ausstechen
  • Place the biscuits on a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 200┬░ C.
    Weihnachtskekse roh auf dem Backblech
  • Bake the cookies in the oven at 200┬░ C for approx. 8 minutes, then allow to cool.
    M├╝rbteigb├Âden ausbacken
Decoration with chocolate glaze
  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces.
    Schokolade schneiden
  • 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.
    F├╝llung f├╝r Granatsplitter zubereiten
lemon glaze
  • Squeeze out the lemon juice and mix with the icing sugar. Brush the cookies with the lemon glaze and let them set.
    Zitronensaft auspressen
Keep cookies
  • You can store the cookies wonderfully in a cookie jar in a cool place. Place a piece of paper between the biscuit layers.
    Christmas Cookies
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

Nutrition Facts
Christmas cookies with shortcrust pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. Further Recommendations

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