Thursday, 4 December 2014

Easy Christmas Pudding Cookies


It is the time now to start preoaring for Christmas , it helps lighten the load and possible expense if you can get in hand some of the items you wish to share or consume over the festive period. And with this cookie dough you can freeze it up for up to a month , perfect for when you need that festive sweet fix, also an ideal rainy day activity to do with children if some how they get bored of their Christmas toys.




Ingredients

100 g softened butter
140 g caster sugar
300 self raising flour
2 beaten eggs
100g of bashed up plain chocolate

Method

Preheat the oven to 180c

Mix 100g softened butter and 140g caster sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon

Then add 2 beaten eggs and 2 tsp vanilla extract and beat quickly to combine . 

Sift over 300g self raising flour and stir until the mixture is well mixed  adding the bashed chocolate at the very end. 

You might need to get your hands in at the end to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together. You could use a cookie cutter but this might prove hard depending on how bashed up your chocolate pieces are. In the end I shaped my hard and I am sure little ones would enjoy doing this as well. Press into chocolate buttons to represent the currants of a Christmas pudding. 

Place in the oven on a greased baking tray for around 12 - 15 minutes depending on your type of oven.
Leave to cool down.

Melt some white chocolate and drizzle over the cookie.

Wait for this to set then out of rolled icing craft the leaves and berries of holly.











19 comments:

  1. I am surprised the buttons dont melt. Is the top decoration rolled icing?

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  2. Love your easy Christmas Pudding Cookies, perfect for making with kids & adults too :-)

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  3. love the look of these, lovely idea and easy to make

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  4. Gorgeous festive cookies that are making me want to lick my screen! Would love you to link these up to #tastytuesdays next week if you fancied it x

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  5. They look amazing and I have no doubt will taste amazing too :o)

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  6. They are really effective, my two would love to make those! :)

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  7. Sorry Claire but I've been watching Nigella's Christmas programmes.
    This will simply not do!
    Where is your cleavage?
    Where is the seductive glance as you show your cookies off to the camera? :D
    However, am inspired enough to give em a go. X

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  8. That's a great idea. My kiddies would love these.

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  9. I think how need a visit to Wales so I can help you eat them :)

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  10. I've got all the bits and pieces needed for these and a school fair to bake for on Friday. These may do the trick!

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  11. Love these, my kids don't like xmas pudding so may make these instead

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  12. Fab idea and they look soo yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  13. Funny looking... made my smile... I would like to have some of these cookies in my cookie jar right now.

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  14. The girls are planning to make cookies for their school friends and as soon as I saw these I knew we'd have to make these instead of plain iced ones :)

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  15. These look so yummy! I'm going to have to try these out with my children. Thank you.

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  16. They look absolutely delicious, I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to do with my son, thank you.

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  17. those look amazing! I might just have to make some for Christmas :)

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