Christmas Butter Cookies (Recipe)

Are you all prepared for Christmas yet?

I spent today making these lovely butter cookies for tomorrow’s Christmas party. They are also perfect as last minute gifts^0^

Christmas Trees

This is my sister’s recipe!

330g Butter, softened
180g Icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
450g Cake Flour, sifted

Icing (adapt from Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2):

1 1/3 c icing sugar, sifted
2 tbs water

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

Softened butter

Prepare lemon zest.

Combine sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and butter.


Add flour and mix to form a dough.

Add flour

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or until dough is firm

Plastic wrap dough

Separate dough into workable size if necessary.
Lightly knead and roll out until roughly 5mm thick.

Roll out dough

Cut out shapes from the dough using cookie cutters.

Cut dough into shapes

Cut dough into shapes

Place on baking trays.
Bake for 8-20 mins (depending on the size of cookies) or until golden.


Remove from oven and let cool.

Out of the oven!

To make the icing, mix water and icing sugar until combined. Dip top side of cookies into the icing and decorate with sugar beads. Allow to set.

And you are done! This is a fast and easy Christmas Cookies recipe – your family and friends will love it!!

mErRy ChRiStMaS! ^0^

30-12-2009 Update:

Sanjou asked: How many does this recipe make?
Answer:This recipe makes HEAPS – I didn’t actually count – but I baked about 4-5 trays. I made various sizes, both small and big, remember that big ones take longer in the oven! Hope this helps!

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