Chocolate Dipped Christmas Cookies

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Easy to make Christmas cookies. Children will love helping to cut out the shapes and to decorate them.



Christmas cookies, chocolate cookies


Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Chill Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 30-40 cookies

Ingredients
3 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup softened butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond essence
1 large egg 1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup milk
300g milk chocolate



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Method

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl

Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla & almond essence in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy



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Christmas cookies, chocolate cookies


Add the egg and egg yolk, beating until just blended

Mix in the dry ingredients and milk to form a soft dough



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Divide the dough in half and press into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes



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Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

Line 3 cookie trays with baking paper or aluminium foil

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until they are 5mm thick



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Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies



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Gather the scraps, re-roll and continue cutting out until all the dough is used

If the dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour

Place cookies onto prepared cooking trays and bake until just golden - 12-15 minutes



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Let cookies cool completely

Melt chocolate in microwave for 40 seconds, mix well, then heat for another 15-20 seconds until chocolate is melted completely

Dip the cookies in the chocolate and let stand until set.



Christmas cookies, chocolate cookies




Christmas cookies, chocolate cookies


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#Christmas
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#Baking
#Kids
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