baking bad[ass] – christmas cookies

Good evening everyone,

today I have yet another baking tutorial for you.

Even though christmas is long over, I still wanted to show you my self-baked cookies from december. Just imagine that it is cold outside and romantic lights and christmas scents put you into the christmas mood.

Maybe this blog post can also serve as inspiration for your christmas cookies/biscuits later in the year. So if you read this post again later this year, put on your favorite christmas playlist and head to the kitchen.

Please enjoy!

Ingredients for the cookies/biscuits:

  • 250 g flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 150 g butter (room temperatured)
  • 1 egg white
  • about 1 knife tip of baking powder

In addition, for the lemon stars, you need the abrasion of an untreated lemon (alternatively I used Dr. Oetker Finess – grated lemon peel) and for the second portion a bag of Dr. Oetker Finess – Christmas aroma or 1 knife tip cinnamon, cloves, star anise, nutmeg, coriander and allspice.

Utensils and tools:

  • a big bowl to mix the dough
  • cookie cutters
  • a small heat resistant bowl and a pot to melt the chocolate
  • backing paper
  • silicone brush

dscn2007b

 

Preperation of the cookie dough:

  • mix the flour, baking powder and sugar
  • cut the dough in half or prepare two portions of dough
  • add untreated lemon/lemon peel or christmas flavouring, as well as butter and egg white to each prtion of dough and mix it well
  • is the dough too dry add 2-3 tablespoons of milk
  • form your dough into a roll, cover it with cling film and put it into the fridge for 2 hours
  • 30 min. before use, take the dough out of the fridge
  • roll the dough about 3mm thick

dscn2011b

  • use the coockie cutters and cut out some stars (or other shapes)

dscn2016b

  • topp the lemon dough star-cookies with the mix of egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water
  • sprinkle it with hail sugar
  • cut out whatever shapes you would like with the rest of the dough, circles are great for the christmas flavoured dough since you can topp it with melted chocolate
  • pre-heat your oven to 160°C, tp/bottom heat and bake the cookies for about 12 min

The finished lemon-stars should look something like this

dscn2035b

dscn2036b

other decorations

  • colorful sugar sprinkles
  • Fondant in different colors
  • ready-to-us icing, piping tip and bag
  • 100g dark chocolate

dscn2002b-01

For the chocolate cookies pour water into a pot, add the heat-resistant bowl on top, add the chocolate and slowly melt it.

dscn2019b

You can either dip or add the chocolate with the silicone brush. Feel free to also add any additional decoratiosn you like. I used caramel brittles.

dscn2021b

 

If you like it even more colorufl, use any kind of fondant and your cookie cutters to place on your cookies. Use a bit of  frosting between the cookies and fondant to glue them together. You can also use different piping tips or colored frosting to decorate the cookies hoever you want.

On the following pictures you can see some variations I did.

dscn2024b

dscn2028b

 

I hope you liked this little tutorial and that it was helpful. Please let me know what you think.

Have a great night

 photo Mara2.jpg

[you can find my baked creations on www.youtube.com/bakingbadass ]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s