Eggless Christmas Butter Cookies

Christmas is all about cakes, cookies, muffins, and gifts, isn’t it? It is a truly indulgent holiday where everyone spends time with their near and dear ones and enjoys with elaborate meals and have a merry time. I too get into the festive fever which starts with decorating the Christmas Tree which is one of my favorite things to around Christmas. The second best is baking cakes and cookies and making mulled wine and I am all into it.

Amongst all Christmas cookie recipes, this easy Eggless Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe is the best. This creates the crunchiest and tastiest cookies and requires only a few ingredients and get ready quickly. Plus its so much fun cutting and creating all the shapes and designs.

I have tried to make some healthy additions to these cookies so that they can be had guilt-free. However, you can totally choose to ignore these. J I have taken a mix of Quinoa flour and all-purpose flour/maida and have used brown sugar instead of the regular refined sugar, hence the dark-ish color. I hope you enjoy these sugar cookies around Christmas. I have decorated them with a simple icing but you can get creative and use sprinkles, colors, and whatnot.

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Christmas sugar cookies

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 25-30
DIFFICULTY SCALE: Low

INGREDIENTS: 

For the cookies –

  1. Quinoa – 1 cup
  2. All-purpose flour/maida – ½ cup
  3. Brown sugar – ½ cup
  4. Vanilla Essence – 3-4 drops
  5. Butter – ½ cup
  6. Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  7. Milk – 5-6 tablespoons, optional
  8. Salt – a pinch

For icing –

  1. Icing sugar – 3 tablespoons
  2. Corn flour – 1 tablespoon
  3. Heavy cream – 1 tablespoon
  4. Red/green edible food coloring – optional

UTENSILS/EQUIPMENT:

  1. Blender
  2. Whisk
  3. Mixing bowl
  4. Rolling pin
  5. Cookie-cutter
  6. Butter paper
  7. Microwave safe tray
  8. OTG

RECIPE:

  1. Grind the quinoa seeds into a smooth powder. Similarly, powder brown sugar and keep it aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the powdered quinoa flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, add butter at room temperature and powdered sugar and whisk it until it turns into a light mixture.
  4. Add this butter-sugar mix into the dry mix. Add the vanilla essence and fold with light hands.
  5. Do not knead the dough a lot otherwise, the gluten would get active. Cover with dough and rest it into a refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
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Cookie_dough

6. Now take out the rested dough. Dust a working surface with dry flour and start rolling the dough.               7. Keep the thickness of the dough to about ¼ inch.
           8. Now use a cookie cutter and cut the rolled dough into different shapes.
           9. Use the excess dough and make a smooth ball and start rolling it again. Repeat the process until all the cookies are made.
           10. Preheat the oven/OTG at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
           11. Take a microwave-safe tray and place a piece of butter paper on it.
           12. Carefully place the cookies on the butter paper. Remember not to overcrowd the tray and that the cookies don’t touch each other.
           13. Cookies would take about 12-15 minutes based on your microwave and the size and thickness of your cookies.
           14. Allow the cookies to rest for 10-15 minutes.
           15. In a bowl, mix icing sugar, heavy cream, and corn starch to make an icing mix.
           16. Place it in a piping bag and make desired shapes on the cookies. You could even use sprinkles to create colorful designs.

Have fun decorating these cookies with your kids and family. Enjoy the cookies with a glass of milk. Merry Christmas!

Dunk_cookies_in_milk_and_enjoy
Dunk cookies in milk and enjoy
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