Spiced Christmas Cookies

Colourful tree or tummy decorations

A change from the traditional gingerbread dough, this dough is lighter in colour making them ideal for colourful tree or tummy decorations!

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  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp each: ground nutmeg, allspice
  • 1/2 cup Chelsea Caster Sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • Decorate with Chelsea Icing Sugar, silver balls, glace cherries etc.
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  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a food processor, mix the butter, vanilla, spices and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and mix to combine.
  4. Add the flour to make a firm dough.
  5. Chill for 15 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Roll dough out to about 5mm thickness and cut into shapes with Christmas biscuit cutters.
  7. With a thick skewer, make a hole in the top of each biscuit large enough for a ribbon to be threaded.
  8. Place on an oven tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned.
  9. Once cooled, decorate biscuits with coloured icing and silver balls.
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