Christmas cookies 1
Easy to make and a surefire success for the festive days ahead Image Credit: Anupa Kurian-Murshed

Prep : 30 m
Cook : 18 m

Ingredients

    150gms of unsalted butter

    130gms of caster sugar

    1 egg (50gms)

    300gms of flour

    2tblspns of cooking cream

    2tblspns of ginger powder

    1/2tspn of salt

    Oven pre-heated to 180°C

Method

First weigh all the ingredients and keep aside. Make sure they are all at room temperature.

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, butter, ginger powder, salt and sugar. Mix together with a light hand till you get a granular texture.

Cookie 2
You have variations of this Christmas cookie in French cuisine and are known as Punitions Image Credit: Anupa Kurian-Murshed

Then add the egg and bring the dough together, adding the cream as required. You get a soft, white dough that is not too sticky. Divide it into two. Flatten slightly, wrap in butter paper and leave it in the freezer to cool for about 15 minutes. Take one disc out at a time. Dust your rolling board and pin lightly, with flour, place dough disc and roll out to quarter inch thickness.

Now use a cookie cutter and press out shapes. Place on a flat tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for about 18 to 20 minutes depending on your oven.

The cookies get a golden, nutty hue, especially at the edges. Once cooled, you can store them in an airtight jar for about a week.

Cookie 3
Depending on how long you bake them, cookies get crisper. Image Credit: Anupa Kurian-Murshed