Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe

On this page, we'll learn to make the cookie dough for this easy Christmas cookie recipe.

The full recipe, is found on the first page of this tutorial - just click on the button:

Here's how to make this shortbread Christmas Cookie

For this part of the recipe, you'll require:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Plain flour
  • Cornflour
  • Egg

Ok, here's the super easy method of making a shortbread cookie. If you've explored my hundreds of recipes, you'll have figured that I don't believe in wasting any time at all in the kitchen.

Pop the butter in a roomy saucepan. Yep, you read this right - a saucepan. Turn the heat to moderately high and tip in all the sugar. Stir to combine.

Turn off the heat as soon as the butter melts. Take care not to burn the mixture.

But keep on stirring even off the heat. The mixture which is quite oily will turn thick and well combined. That's when it's ready.

Add in the beaten egg and stir to combine.

Tip in all the flour and corn flour.

Fold in the flour and you'll find the mixture starts to clump together.

Here it is, the cookie mixture is ready for the next step.

Tips For Christmas Cookie Recipes

Now, if you find, for whatever reason, the cookie dough is not clumping together and is loose, it means there's insufficient liquid. Add a little oil or 1/2 a beaten egg and combine. Do this just a little at a time.

And if the opposite occurs, that is, if you find that the cookie mixture is just too runny with oil, add a little more plain flour.

Now you want the shortbread cookie mixture to be short, meaning that there's lots of lovely butter, but not if it too oily.

Just a little at a time and combine to get to the right texture. Just look at the picture - that's how the dough just naturally comes together.

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