COOKIE BOX FOR CHRISTMAS / EASY SUGAR COOKIES
1 dough, 4 different cookies: with this sugar cookies recipe you'll be able to build your NO-STRESS Christmas Cookie Box!
(but depends on the size/shape)
For the dough:
Organic all purpose flour
High quality unsalted butter
For the thumbprint cookies:
For the peppermint cookies:
¼ teaspoon (or half)
Unsweetened cocoa powder
White chocolate & Peppermint candy cane to decorate
For the orange curd cookies:
1 and ½ teaspoon
Fresh Orange juice
Light brown sugar
Egg, at room temperature
Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
For the dough:
Add flour, sugar, butter, yolks, salt to a food processor and blitz until you get a crumbly mixture. Take it out.
Divide the dough in 4 parts of 130 gr each.
Add cocoa and peppermint extract to one part and knead it until you obtain a nice dough (not too much! Heat is the enemy of this dough!)
Add orange zest to another part and knead (ditto).
Let them chill in the fridge for one hour.
Prepare the orange curd
(adapted recipe by Tutti-Dolci)
Add all the ingredients, except the butter, into a pot. Whisk.
Turn on the heat (low) and keep whisking. Then gradually add the butter.
Whisk until you get a creamy consistency.
For the cookies:
Preheat the oven at 180° C / 350° F.
Take the dough out of the fridge, one piece (130 gr) at a time.
Roll out to a thickness of half a cm on a floured surface or using two parchment paper sheets.
Cut into shapes using a cutter, and arrange the cookies on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Let chill in the fridge while you prepare the other cookies.
When your tray is full of cookies, bake the first batch for about 18-20 minutes.
To make thumbprint cookies: divide into 10 balls then gently press in the center of each ball, using your thumb or the rounded back of a teaspoon. Fill with raspberry jam.
Shape all the cookies and bake.
Garnish peppermint cookies:
Garnish with melted white chocolate and peppermint candy cane.
Ice cookies (easy icing):
Combine water and icing sugar until you obtain a thick "paste". Decorate.
Fill orange cookies:
Fill the cookies with orange curd.
To box the cookies:
Please follow instructions in the post.
© Roberta Dall'Alba - Healthy Little Cravings