Whisk away the weekend with this tatsy dessert!

Take a break from the Christmas madness and bake yourself some delicious Christmas cookies. So easy and fun, that even the kids will love it!

Our Christmas cookies are a simple vanilla sugar cookie cut out in Christmas shapes and decorated with colourful festive frosting. They taste like a shortbread cookie only less buttery or crumply. This allows the cookies to hold their shape perfectly!

Make these Christmas cookies for Santa, your family or even as a gift. And don’t worry. This is a big batch. Nobody will notice if one or two… or even 5 go missing!



  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 125g Icing sugar

Serves: 40
Prep time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins



  1. Preheat oven to 180℃ on fan force. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper
  2. Beat butter and sugar in bowl until creamy
  3. Add egg, 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and beat until completely combined
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Start slowly mixing, then beat until flour is combined – it will be clumpy
  5. Dust work surface with flour. Then roll dough out and use cookie cutters to press out the shapes.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, swapping trays half way through. Bake till the surface is pale golden and the edges are just beginning to turn light golden
  7. Allow cookies to cool completely, before decorating


  1. Place icing sugar, 15ml of water and 1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract into a medium mixing bowl
  2. Mix together until thick enough to pipe details but thin enough to spread smoothly on surface of cookie. ( add more icing sugar to thicken it or more water to thin it)
  3. Separate into smaller bowls and add colour dye then place into piping bag
  4. Pipe decorations on cookies as desired
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