Thursday, December 9, 2010

Yummy Christmas Food!

Why is it that we wait until Christmas to bring out all the yummy stuff?!!

Here is the recipe from that I am making this year. 

Christmas Cookies




  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (70g) custard powder
  • Silver and gold sparkling cachous, to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in milk and vanilla extract. Fold in the flour and custard powder.
  3. Press the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest.
  4. Divide the dough into manageable portions. Roll out one portion on a sheet of non-stick baking paper to about 1cm thick. Use Christmas cookie cutters to cut shapes and place on the trays. Decorate with cachous.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden. Cool for 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.


  • Children cooking should be supervised by an adult.

    The rest of my Christmas cooking plan looks like this:
    - Jars of homemade Lemon Curd 
    - Peppermint rock (this was such a hit with everyone last year and so, so easy.  Tutorial to come!)
    - My very special version of Rocky Road

    Notice how the recipes are simple and I won't be slaving for days on end. I'm looking forward to a relaxed cooking day! 

    What are you making this year?

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