12 days of Christmas: Homemade cookies with lemon zest and double cream dip

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Baked Christmas Cookies by Anino Ogunjobi

 

Homemade cookies are usual favorites during Christmas, festive, holidays, other celebration periods. Make or bake cookies for that Christmas fair, family,friends, relatives, work colleagues, neighbours and loved ones.

Here is a step by step instructions with pictures and recipe of homemade cookies by Anino Ogunjobi. Anino  made a dip with double cream, lemon zest and lemon juice to complement the cookies.

She also varied the cookies by adding sugar/chocolate sprinkles on some, making some with raisins, adding royal icing to some and leaving the rest plain.

Cookies can be put in Air-tight tins, gift boxes for easy presentation (see picture below or previous post here).

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Baked Christmas Cookies with raisins
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Baked Christmas Cookies with chocolate sprinkles
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Baked Christmas Cookies with icing topping

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INGREDIENTS

Sugar: 300gms

Butter (unsalted): 250gms

Flour (plain / all purpose): 844gms

Eggs: 8 large

Raisins / dried currants : optional

To decorate with Icing: Sugar sprinkles/ chocolate sprinkles,Icing sugar, egg white.

For dip: Double cream, 2 lemons (zest and juice).

 

EQUIPMENT

Cookie cutters: Christmas tree holly leaf, circle,

Parchment baking paper

Oven : temperature 150 degree Celsius

Baking tray

Spatula

Rolling pin

Lemon zester

Electric mixer with dough hook

Rolling mat

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Put on the oven, 150 degree Celsius, Beat sugar and butter together until creamy.

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2. Add the 8 eggs and continue mixing.

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3. Add the flour and continue mixing with the dough hook, until the dough is thick and thoroughly mixed.

4. Sprinkle some flour on the rolling mat , put the dough on the rolling mat and with the rolling pin, roll out dough to about “1 cm (centimetre) thick.

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5. Cut out cookie shapes with the cookie cutters. Place baking paper on the baking tray and then place cut-out cookies on it.

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6. Bake in the oven (middle layer) for about 45 mins. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

TO VARY:

Before cutting out cookie shapes; Divide dough into “3” portions and add raisins to one portion, Leave the other “2” portions plain ( icing will be added to the second portion while the third portion will be left plain).

TO DECORATE WITH CREAM

1. Whip the double cream and sugar together, until thick

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2. Zest and Juice “2” lemons

3. Add the lemon zest and juice to the whipped cream and whip a little.

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4. Serve with cookies and slices of lemons as dip.

TO DECORATE WITH ICING

1. Sieve and mix icing sugar with “1” egg white.

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2. dip cookie in it or pipe design on cookie.

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3. Add sugar or chocolate sprinkles to it and leave to dry on a wire rack.

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