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Easy Christmas Cookies

This very simple recipe for Christmas Cookies is delicious as well as lots of fun. Great for getting the kids involved and perfect for Christmas Fairs.

Course Biscuits, Cookies
Cuisine English
Keyword Christmas Biscuits, Christmas Cookies, easy shortbread cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Decorating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 138 kcal


  • 250 grams unsalted butter room temperature
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 350 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp green gel food colour may be less or more


  • 280 grams white icing I use 2 x 140 grams Dr.Oetker packets
  • christmas sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Place all the shortbread ingredients into the mixer or food processor and mix until the dough starts to clump together. Carry on for another 10 seconds and turn out onto a work surface.

  2. Using your hands knead the dough to bring together unto a smooth dough. Dust the work surface with icing sugar as well as the rolling pin and roll out the dough into a roughly shaped rectangle about 0.75 cm thickness.

  3. Use your christmas tree cut out to press out your shapes and place onto a lined large flat baking tray. You will need two of these or cut out 15 at a time and place the other half of the dough covered back in the fridge. This dough will keep for a week covered in the fridge.

  4. Chill for 30 minutes before baking for 10/12 minutes. You are wanting crisp edges and some slight darkening. It is important to bake them enough to have some crispness to them.

  5. Leave them on the baking tray for a few minutes before carefully moving to a wire rack to fully cool.

  6. To ice them pipe around the tree leaving out the bottom square. Then pipe across the middle of the tree in a zig zag fashion. Press the baubles into the icing and put a star on the very top. See photos.

  7. Apply to Deceitful Face

Nutrition Facts
Easy Christmas Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 208IU4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.