These adorable festive cookies are the perfect treat for the holiday period and go great with a glass of milk. The amount of cookies this recipe produces depends on the size of the hands used, so you can use littler hands to make more

Method
1.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl. Sift the spices and flour into a separate bowl, then stir into the butter and sugar 1 large spoonful at a time, mixing until you have firm, smooth dough
2.
Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour. Then, remove the dough from the fridge and allow to soften
3.
Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
4.
Dust a work surface with flour. Roll out the dough to 1/2cm thick. Press hands onto the dough mix to imprint, then cut round each handprint. Re-roll any excess pastry and make more
VideoVideo: Evenly roll pastry
Room for a little one
Let the little ones press a clean hand into the dough mix to create their own cookies
5.
Place the uncooked cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 15 minutes until lightly golden brown all over
6.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack
7.
Once cooled, use the writing icing and the rosemary sprigs to decorate the cookies as pictured
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Ingredients

Cookie dough

  • 275g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 225g of unsalted butter
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger

To decorate

  • 15 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tube of red writing icing
  • 1 tube of white writing icing
  • 1 tube of chocolate writing icing

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

123
6%

Sugars

7g
8%

Fat

7g
10%

Saturates

4g
20%

Salt

1mg
0%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
These playful cookies use handprints to make a herd of edible reindeer for a truly unique kids Christmas snack

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