Christmas cookies recipe
This is the season for Christmas cookies recipes. As the end of the year approaches, it is accompanied by some of the most important dates for spending time with family and we have a recipe that everyone will love.
How to make Christmas cookies
Around this time of year, the thought of how to bake Christmas cookies has probably crossed your mind on more than one occasion. The first thing you should know is that there are many kinds of Christmas cookies, especially because the finishing touch is up to you: the design will depend on the type of accessories used to shape the cookies.
There are cookie moulds shaped like Santa Claus, Christmas trees and snowflakes, to name a few, and cookies can then be decorated to create countless personalized combinations. Check out this alternative to get started with your Christmas cookie recipe.
1/4 cup La Española Mild in Flavour olive oil
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 heaping Tbsp sugar
3 heaping Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp baking powder
Christmas-themed silicone moulds
Preheat the oven to 375° F and place the silicone moulds on a baking sheet while the oven heats up.
Which moulds should you use? Whichever you prefer! Get your hands on an array of Christmas-themed silicone cookie moulds and welcome the holiday spirit into your home. The number of Christmas cookies will also depend on the type of mould you use. You will get approximately 10 regular size cookies. You can always double the ingredients if you need to make more cookies.
Let’s make the cookie dough. You will need two large bowls: one for the dry ingredients and another for the wet ingredients. Start off with the dry ingredients by placing the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar in one of the bowls and stir gently.
For the wet ingredients, mix the egg, olive oil, milk and vanilla in the other bowl. Whisk until the mixture is thoroughly combined, and if the consistency is too thick, simply add a small amount of milk.
Next, combine the contents of the two bowls by folding the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients using a silicone spatula until a uniform consistency is reached.
Now simply fill the silicone moulds with the dough and bake for 15 minutes. After taking the cookies out of the oven, allow them to cool before placing them on a plate.
This is where the fun begins: add the toppings of your choice and decorate the cookies using your imagination: you can use food dye or melted chocolate to “paint” the cookies with a silicone spatula.
Making this cookie dough with olive oil instead of butter will help you give a healthy touch to your Christmas cookies recipe thanks to the many benefits of olive oil.
To prevent the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet, lightly grease it with a small amount of La Española Extra Virgin Olive Oil before placing the silicone moulds on top.