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Tell me your Christmas cookie recipes

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MrsLeclerc Wed 07-Oct-20 11:02:18

I love Christmas sugar cookies but have never found a recipe I can get on with. They’re either too much of a faff to make or my cookies spread into giant ugly blobs. I need an intervention!

Please share your foolproof recipes so I can make some tasty cookies this year. (Not the x-rated results from a stocking shaped cutter of last year!)

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thelegohooverer Wed 07-Oct-20 12:37:29

Are you refrigerating your dough and putting them on cool sheets? That can make a lot of difference to the spread.

I was doing batches and putting cookies onto hottish sheets and the difference between the ones at the start on the cool sheets and the later ones was noticeable.

I’ll hunt out my recipe now

thelegohooverer Wed 07-Oct-20 12:45:21

Here’s my recipe:
6oz chilled butter grated
8oz plain flour
2.5oz caster sugar
1 large egg beaten
Vanilla to flavour (Or other flavours)

160 C Fan for 15 minutes or so and 5 minutes standing

You can cut out shapes and put the trays in the fridge for about 20 minutes before baking. A thick bottomed tray is better than a thin one.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 07-Oct-20 17:56:46

There was a recipe on Lakeland Limited with the Christmas Tree Cutters . Delicious crispt vanilla shortbread biscuits that you cut in star shapes and layer up with icing .

Anf UU to chilling the mix

For Chocolate Chip Cookies - Martha Stewart recipe is delicious ( I think its Soft and Chewy one ) but use way less salt

LostMyRubySlippers Wed 07-Oct-20 18:52:23

This might not be sort of thing you’re looking for but these nigella biscuits hold their shape well

Plural Wed 07-Oct-20 21:42:24

I use the same one As @70isaLimitNotaTarget

Groovester Wed 07-Oct-20 22:34:44

TrickyD Thu 08-Oct-20 11:07:24

I have been using the Lakeland Christmas Tree recipe since they first started selling the cutter set. Amazing that they have kept the price down to the £4.99 which I paid years ago.
The recipe gives just the right amount for the tree, but I double it and use the extra to make two smaller ones for the DGCs. I don’t think I would get away with not doing that.

EvilPea Thu 08-Oct-20 11:14:32

What sort of recipe are you after?

I’ve got a blinding chocolate chip recipe.

Soft squishy ones. Our elf brings the ingredients on Christmas Eve

This is also a bit of a place mark in case someone has a good spiced biscuit recipe

MrsLeclerc Fri 09-Oct-20 12:38:17

Thank you so much for the recommendations!

I think my downfall is not refrigerating the dough before baking.

@thelegohooverer thank you for giving your recipe, I’m going to have an attempt on the weekend.

I’m also eager to try the Lakeland one now too!

I am obsessed with Millie’s cookies so a squishy cho chip is right up my alley @EvilPea!

@LostMyRubySlippers I do like Nigella as she doesn’t skimp on a bit of decadence grin

@Groovester I have been on the lookout for a great sugar cookie recipe. I became addicted a few years back but haven’t found one that has the same crisp/soft ratio! I’m hoping this could be it smile

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Groovester Fri 09-Oct-20 16:49:18

I swear by Gemma’s recipes in Bigger Bolder Baking. I’ve never had a flop yet using her ideas. I hope your quest has a fruitful end!

Earache2020 Sat 10-Oct-20 20:35:38

I love these snowball cookies.

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