Christmas Cookies for Santa

Christmas Cookies for Santa

These are bound to be a big hit with Santa and friends this Christmas. They are a joy to make with little ones and I've yet to find a recipe that works so beautifully every time. They melt in the mouth and can be kept for up to 7 days in an airtight container (they probably won't be around for that long!)


  • 215 g butter unsalted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 40 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Put the soft butter, caster and icing sugars in a large bowl and cream together until pale and fluffy. Make sure the butter is soft before doing this.
  2. Mix in the vanilla then add the egg yolks one at a time, with a spoonful of flour and beating well after each one.
  3. Mix in the remaining flour with a metal spoon.
  4. Once the dough starts to clump together, bring it together into a ball with your hands.
  5. Roll out the dough to just over a centimetre thick.
  6. Cut out your biscuits using different Christmas cookie cutters and place a few centimetres apart on the baking tray.
  7. Chill the biscuits on the tray for about 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 190 C / 170 FAN 
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden.
  10. Leave the biscuits on the baking tray for 2 minutes and dust with the caster sugar.
  11. Use a metal spatula to transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.
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