WELCOME TO BLOGMAS DAY ELEVENNNNN! **deck the halls with boughs of holly, falalalaaalalalalaa** I should have said this yesterday, but we are on double digits already wow!
I told myself I would try my hand at some festive baking this month, so I did actually attempt to make some cookies and I don’t think they turned out that bad really. 🙂
Firstly mix together 250g Butter, 140g Icing Sugar, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract & 1 egg yolk.
(You need to keep the egg white for later on though, so do not I repeat DO NOT get rid of it!)
Mix mix mixxy mix mix mix, MIXXXXXXX! Just keep mixing until it looks like this…..
Then weigh out 375g of plain flour & start mixing it into the mixture, but just a bit at a time.
Once you have mixed all of the flour into your mixture you will get a dough like consistency, then wrap it all in cling film and leave it in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
Now grab that dough out of the fridge, whack some flour on your work top and start rolling out your dough with a rolling-pin. Now for the fun bit, find as many different Christmas shaped cookie cutters as you can and get cut, cut, cutttttting! 🙂
You want to set the oven to 190oC so it’s nice and hot ready for your cookies to go straight in.
I just covered two baking trays with grease proof paper and placed the cookies on top and put them straight into the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Now you could just leave your cookies like this, I think they look just as nice but if you want to ice them you need to mix 225g of icing sugar, that egg white you kept behind earlier and some cold water if your mixture is too thick.
I am certainly no professional when it comes to baking as you can probably tell haha! But I am so proud of myself for how these cookies managed to turn out in the end and I love how cute the icing looks and the little edible silver balls.
If you want to try to have a go at baking these cookies too, I used the recipe from Zoella’s blog so I will link that blog post HERE for you. 🙂
I hope you have the best day & be happy.
See you tomorrow! Lots of love, Xandra Rose 🙂