12 Days of Christmas – Day 1 – Christmas Cookies

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It’s a tradition to make Christmas cookies as end-of-year gifts for teachers. This year we decided to make star-shaped cookies. I say “we” but the girls decided they would much rather watch Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure than help Mommy ice cookies. Of course, they were still very eager to do their jobs as taste-testers.

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I bought little red cardboard boxes from the baking shop near our house. Then I made notes to stick onto the boxes.

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This is my favourite cookie recipe:

Ingredients:
3 ¾ cups flour
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 C margarine/butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together, and set aside. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla essence. Gradually add sifted ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to use. Preheat oven to 200°C. Bake cookies for about 6 minutes until the edges start to brown. One batch of dough makes about 56 cookies.

Do you bake Christmas cookies?

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