Whether you are just making these cookies on their own or as part of Things You Must Do With Your Kids At Christmas they are a quick, easy and tasty treat.
10 minutes + 30 minutes chill in the fridge
300g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of whole milk
310g plain flour
extra pain flour and icing sugar for dusting
(Any extra ingredients you would like to decorate the cooled baked cookies).
Cookie cutters (enough for all of the kids to be holding at least one at the same time)
2 flat baking trays
Mix well, the butter, egg yolk, salt and vanilla extract adding milk slowly until it all comes together
Add flour and cornstarch mix with a spatula until it starts to bind. then get you hands in until the dough is formed, it should be soft but not sticking to you fingers
Cover with cling film and but in the fridge for 30 minutes.(If you are making the Christmas decs with the kids now is the time to start. Yes I cheat, the kids only cut the shapes out of the piece of dough I give them, personal life hack lol too many kids to help mix).
(Whilst the kids are washing and drying their hands) take the cookie dough out of the fridge, turn your oven on to gas mark 4
Line the 2 baking trays with baking paper
Lightly dust the surface with plain flour and roll out dough evenly about a 1/4 inch thick, (too thin and your biscuits will be hard, too thick and they will fall apart during the cooking process).
Cut a square for each kid to cut out their cookie shapes and place on the baking tray
You put in the baking trays into the oven
Set your 15 minute timer. (Return to the kids to support their decorating of the star)
Remove baked cookies from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Lightly dust with icing sugar and leave to cool- (When everyone is clean and ready for the movie share out their cookies press play and eat 😊).
For extra you kid time you could add decoration to the cooled baked cookies, like dressing the gingerbread man or angel shape with chocolate buttons and use icing pens to given them faces. Or dip the star shape edges in chocolate spread or jam. Have fun with it and share your comments, pics and likes on this post!