Sarah's Christmas Novelty Cookies

Novelty Cookies Novelty Cookies
4 people 0 minutes 0 minutes


  • 145 g Butter , room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan / Gas 6.
  2. Beat the butter for one minute in an electric mixer or with a whisk, then add the sugar and mix until pale.
  3. Beat in the egg. In another bowl combine the flour, ginger and cinnamon.
  4. Sieve the dry mixture into the wet mixture and continue to beat until a dough forms (add 3-4 tbsp of water if needed to bring it together). 
  5. Divide the dough into two pieces and roll it into a disc.
  6. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least three hours.
  7. Roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper to ¼ inch thickness.
  8. Use cookie cutters to make your shapes, then bake on a lined tray for 10 minutes, remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  9. Roll out the icing and add food colouring to get your desired colours, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm it up. 
  10. Help the icing stick to the cookies with a little mix of icing power and water to a toothpaste consistency.
  11. Decorate as you wish and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
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