How to Make Spiced Star Christmas Cookies

Spiced star Christmas cookies are a yummy seasonal treat, and are fun to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a cup of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of light cream
  • 5 cups of all-purpose sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of molasses or golden syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • Edible silver decoration balls
  • Red and green thin icing tubes

Steps

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    Cream together the butter and the vegetable shortening and gradually add the sugar. Beat in the molasses or golden syrup, then gradually add the cream.
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    Beat the mixture until it's light and fluffy.
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    Sift together the flour, cinnamon, and ginger. Add it to the mix. Store it in a covered up bowl in the refrigerator overnight.
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    Roll the dough thin with a floured pastry cloth on a smooth surface with a rolling pin. When the dough is smooth but still a little thick, cut out star shapes using the cookie cutter.
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    Place the cookies on greased baking sheets.
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    Bake in the oven at 350, for 10-12 minutes. Using a palette knife, carefully remove cookies from the baking sheets and place them on the cooling racks.
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    When the cookies are cool, carefully outline them with either red or green icing. Add a silver ball onto each star point while the icing is still wet.

Warnings

  • Be careful near a hot oven. Wear oven gloves when putting in and taking out the cookies.

Things You'll Need

  • An oven
  • Large mixing bowl
  • A mixer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Oven gloves
  • Cooling rack
  • Star shaped cookie-cutter
  • Pastry cloth
  • A refrigerator
  • Rolling pin
  • A wooden chopping board or smooth surface
  • Greased baking sheets

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Cooking