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3 Kid-Approved Holiday Cookies to Make this Weekend

Updated: Dec 27, 2020


Two young children making cookies with dough in a kitchen

Whimsical thoughts of gingerbread and Sugar Plum begin to allure our minds as a subtle transition commences, interchanging Autumn for Winter. These small, yet mighty details never cease to make us realize that the year is ending and the holidays have now arrived. Many have agreed from around the globe, there is one particular tradition that is loved and shared by children and adults near and far- And that tradition is Cookie Making!


Create a new family holiday tradition with 3 Cookie Recipes that are sure to bring a load of Holiday Cheer!


1 - Decorated Holiday Cookie

Assortment of decorated holiday cookies sitting on a table

Decorating holiday cookies can bring out children's imagination and creativity. For this recipe, you will need:


Dough Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup of wheat flour or flour of your choice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 yolk


Preparation mode:

Mix the dough ingredients until a smooth mixture is obtained.

On a buttered surface, begin kneading the mixture.

Use a roller & roll out the dough to a thickness of 0.5 cm.

Take cutters of various shapes and cut into the dough, transferring each cookie to a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven at a temperature of 180º C / 350 ºF for 20 minutes.

Let cool and prepare for decorating.

Frosting Ingredients:

1 egg white

100 g of icing sugar

Edible dye of different colors (organic if possible)

Colorful sprinkles to taste


Preparation mode:

Mix the egg white and the sugar until it forms a smooth cream.

Add the dye of your desired color and stir until a thick and uniformed icing is obtained.

Put the icing in a piping bag, making sure there is a small opened hole at one end.

Decorate the edges of the cookies following the outline & creative patterns of your choice. Be sure to add a plethora of details, OR keep it simple & vintage.

Add colorful confectionery.


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2 - Gingerbread cookie

A gingerbread cookies sitting inside a mug of hot chocolate

Who doesn’t love a good Gingerbread Cookie? Kids & adults alike will love making and eating these adorable delicacies. In fact, the best part is the smell of ginger that will flavor your home.


Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of honey

2 cups of flour

2 teaspoons powdered ginger

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 beaten egg

100 g of butter

Wheat flour or flour of your choice


Preparation mode:

Add butter, brown sugar, and honey in a saucepan and mix until syrup is obtained.

In another container, sift the flour, ginger, and baking soda.

Mix well and add the melted syrup and the beaten egg.

Stir until the dough begins to form.

Wrap the dough in film & Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.


12 Hours Later


Preheat the oven to 180º C / 350 ºF.

On a floured surface, take the refrigerated dough and roll it to a thickness of 0.5 cm.

Use cookie cutters of various shapes to cut into the dough.

Grease a baking sheet with butter and sprinkle with flour.

Transfer each cookie to a baking sheet (Distribute the cookies leaving a 2 cm margin between them).

Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Decorate!

Store in a closed container, and/or in a dry and ventilated place. This will keep your cookies delicious and fresh for longer.



3 - Cinnamon Biscuit

Assortment of decorated Gingerbread cookies on a red plate

This is the kind of cookie that makes you want to have more dough ready in the freezer just waiting to be baked! It is great to put icing or paste and decorate because it is less sweet in comparison to other holiday cookie recipes. In addition, the taste of cinnamon adds a special touch.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup of wheat flour or flour of your choice

1/2 cup of cornstarch

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder

1 tablespoon of powdered chocolate

1 tablespoon of vanilla essence

120 g of soft butter

5 tablespoons of milk


Preparation mode:

Preheat the oven to 200º C / 375-400 ºF.

Mix all the ingredients, gradually adding the milk until the dough reaches a smooth texture.

On a floured surface, knead the dough and roll it to a thickness of 0.5 cm.

Use cookie cutters of various shapes to cut into the dough.

Transfer each cookie to an Ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 200º C until golden on the bottom, usually ranging between 10-12 mins.

Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Let stand on a cold surface; while passing a mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the cookies.


In addition to enjoying delicious treats, you can also present these goodies to your guests. A smooth touch to turning a simple cookie into an elegant display is to serve biscuits in china glasses decorated with ribbons. Cookies also help to create an irresistible souvenir your guest will adore! Whatever your reason for cookie-making, use this opportunity to spread holiday cheer, initiating traditions for generations to come.



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