500 ml cake flour (2cups)
 5 ml salt (1t)
 1875 g butter (3/4 cup)
 3125 ml sugar (1 1/4 cup)
 1 egg
 10 ml vanilla essence (2t)

1

Sift flour and salt together.

2

Cream the butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl until creamy.

3

Add vanilla and sifted dry ingredients, and mix to form a stiff dough.

4

Wrap in plastic and chill until firm.

5

Roll out to ± 1/2 cm thick and cut into desired shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet.

6

Bake at 190° C(375°F) for 8-10mins or until lightly browned on the edges. Remove to cooling racks with a spatula and cool before decorating.

7

Ice with glace icing made by warming 250ml icing sugar (1cup) in a saucepan with a few drops of lemon juice, stirring well until it is a good spreading consistency.

Tip
8

If you want to hang the cookies from the tree, make a hole in the dough, using a plain nozzle, before baking.

Ingredients

 500 ml cake flour (2cups)
 5 ml salt (1t)
 1875 g butter (3/4 cup)
 3125 ml sugar (1 1/4 cup)
 1 egg
 10 ml vanilla essence (2t)

Directions

1

Sift flour and salt together.

2

Cream the butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl until creamy.

3

Add vanilla and sifted dry ingredients, and mix to form a stiff dough.

4

Wrap in plastic and chill until firm.

5

Roll out to ± 1/2 cm thick and cut into desired shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet.

6

Bake at 190° C(375°F) for 8-10mins or until lightly browned on the edges. Remove to cooling racks with a spatula and cool before decorating.

7

Ice with glace icing made by warming 250ml icing sugar (1cup) in a saucepan with a few drops of lemon juice, stirring well until it is a good spreading consistency.

Tip
8

If you want to hang the cookies from the tree, make a hole in the dough, using a plain nozzle, before baking.

Christmas Cookies