Edible Christmas Decorations, Iced Sugar Cookies @ Reward Me

Edible Christmas Decoration - Iced Sugar Cookies

Had enough of storing Christmas decorations from one year to the next? Want to move away from store-bought biscuits and seasonal treats? Problem solved with homemade iced sugar cookies that double up as delicious Christmas tree decorations.

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Ingredients (serves 8 people)

  1. 500 ml cake flour
  2. 2,5 ml salt
  3. 2 ml bicarbonate of soda
  4. 5 ml cream of tartar
  5. 250 ml castor sugar
  6. 125 ml butter, cold
  7. 1 egg, beaten
  8. 5 ml vanilla essence
  9. 30 – 60 ml wate

For Icing

  1. 300 ml icing sugar, sieved
  2. 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  3. Various food colouring
  4. Shiny, edible decorations
  5. String or ribbon



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1. Iced Sugar Cookies
Sift the dry ingredients together three times and grate the cold butter into the mixture. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until it forms crumbs.

2. Iced Sugar Cookies
Mix the egg, vanilla essence and half the water. Pour into the flour mixture and mix together. Add more water if necessary and mix until a soft dough is formed. Let the dough stand for 30 minutes.

3. Iced Sugar Cookies Step
Preheat the oven to 200 °C and grease a baking tray. Roll the dough out to about 3mm thick on a floured surface and press out different shapes with cookie cutters. Use a stick to make a hole in each cookie (to thread string through) and bake for six minutes or until done. Set aside to cool.

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Mix the icing sugar and egg white and beat to form a smooth icing. Separate the icing into bowls and add a little food colouring to each to create the colours you will need. Decorate the cookies, thread with string or ribbon, and they’re ready to go on the Christmas tree!

5. Check that the hole is big enough for the string to pass through as soon as the cookies come out of the oven. If it isn’t, press out the hole in the warm cookie again.

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