Stained glass Christmas cookies

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I’m here for my first Blogmas baking post and what better way than to start with some cookies, usually my cookie posts are quite heavy and rich but today I’ve done some sugar cookies with a special added something to make them look more like ornaments than biscuits.

What you’ll need –

1 cup of unsalted butter

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

3 cups of plain flour

I started by creaming my butter and sugar together and then cracking and whisking the egg and extract in until smooth.

In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together and gradually add it to the wet mixture. Knead the dough by hand until it’s a similar consistency as play doh – if it needs to be a little wetter add some water to your hands and knead further.

I found my cookie cutters in Sainsbury’s but any cutters will work and then you’ll need a smaller shape to cut the middle out.

Once there is a hole in the middle I placed in a boiler sweet and popped them in the oven – I did 10 minutes at 200 degree C, and then checked on them until they had gone a golden colour.

Now you need to leave them to cool, don’t do what I did first time and get impatient and move them before cool as the sweet won’t have turned solid until cooled and will go EVERYWHERE. Once cool do as you please and enjoy! I think these are so cute, and will be a perfect treat to leave out for Father Christmas in Christmas Eve!

I hope you enjoyed this post, see you tomorrow for another!


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