Christmas cookie galore 2

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Why do we eat cookies for Christmas? For lots of people, it’s not Christmas without cookies. Our kids leave cookies out for Santa, we spend weeks baking and decorating our cookies, and there’s always a cookie plate at any party. Chef Suné Niemand shares the second  part of her creative ideas for sweet festive treats.

Shortbread
( ± 1.1 kg yield)

Ingredients
   
375g  butter
375g  cake wheat flour
185g  Maizena (corn flour)
185g  icing sugar
  Vanilla essence or lemon/orange rind

Method

  1. Cream the butter and icing sugar well (light cream colour, mayonnaise-like texture), add Maizena and cake wheat flour (sifted) and vanilla essence.
  2. Mix to make firm dough. Rest, shape the dough into desired cookies and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes – very light straw colour (approx).

Cinnamon Shortbread
(± 380g yield)

Ingredients
   
120g  butter
70g castor sugar 
170g cake wheat flour
20g Maizena
10g ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar together, add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Cut out with cutter.
  3. Bake at 160 C°.