Christmas Butter Cookies
|Flour||12 Ounce (375 Grams)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Butter||8 Ounce, cut into pieces (250 Grams)|
|Caster sugar||7 Ounce (220 Grams)|
|Vanilla essence||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Finely grated lemon rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Egg white||1 , lightly beaten (To Brush)|
|Sugar/Colored sugar||1 Tablespoon (To Decorate)|
|Assorted cookie decorations||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in center of mixture.
2. Beat together eggs, sugar, vanilla essence and lemon rind, add to flour mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface and cut into 4 pieces. Wrap each in plastic food wrap and chill for 3 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Roll out one piece of dough at a time to 5 mm / 1/4 in thick and cut into desired shapes. Brush shapes with egg white. Decorate cookies as desired.
4. Arrange cookies on lightly greased and floured baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are firm and edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 4513 Calories from Fat 2033
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 227 g349.4%
Saturated Fat 135 g675.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 910.6 mg303.5%
Sodium 1265.9 mg52.7%
Total Carbohydrates 568 g189.3%
Dietary Fiber 9.7 g38.9%
Sugars 306.1 g
Protein 53 g105.8%
Vitamin A 123.2% Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 90.5% Iron 104.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet