Christmas Cookies

BHG Christmas Cookies Recipe

There are a few Christmas cookie recipes that never fail to delight family and friends.  The main basic ingredients of Christmas cookie recipes are:

Loads of Enthusiasm

Cupfuls of Love

Oodles of patience

Bowls of skill

Dashes of Imagination for added flavor

Mindful of the preferences of the kids in the family, you can make variations in sizes, shapes and decorations that will please them.

 

Some favorite time tested Christmas cookie recipes are:

Tricolor Cookies:

Ingredients: 150 grams; 30 Gms. peanut flour, 1/4th tsp baking powder; 90 Gms. butter; 90 Gms. sugar; 30 ml. milk; 4 drops vanilla essence; 60 grams. yellow jam, red and green coloring.

 

Method: Sift flour and peanut flour with baking powder.  Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add essence to milk.  Work in flour using as much milk as necessary to make soft dough.  Roll and cut out even number of cookies using a medium cutter.  On half the number, cut out three holes each with half inch nozzle.  Bake at 375OF   for about 15 mins.  Sandwich a plain cookie with a cut one using a thin layer of jam.  Sprinkle over with icing sugar and fill each hole with different colored jam – green, red and yellow.

Then watch the eyes of your kids light up with delight at the sight of the tricolor cookies.

 

This Christmas, you can also try the following Christmas cookie recipe:

Ingredients: 140 grams Flour, 115 grams sugar, 85 grams. margarine or melted butter, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. curd, 10 cardamoms, 10 grams. pistachio nuts.

 

Method: Cream fat and sugar.  Beat in the curd. Sift flour with baking powder.  Add to the creamed mixture and knead well with cardamom powder.  Divide into 20 portions.  Form into smooth round balls and place on a greased tray.  Decorate with sliced pistachios.  Rest for 1 to 2 hours.  Bake at 2500F for about 25 minutes. Your delicious Christmas cookies that just melt on the tongue are ready.

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