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