Christmas biscuits

  • Servings : 44 units
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 35m

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Easy and simple, these biscuits are perfect for serving on Christmas Day. Try it…

Units: Metric / (Units: US)


  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) softened margarine
  • 250 grams / (8 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar for garnish


    Step 1

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the sugar together with margarine and the egg until a creamy mixture. Add the vanilla extract and beat for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour and beat until obtain a homogeneous mixture.

    Step 2

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

    Step 3

    1. Place the dough on a table dusted with flour and knead it a little with your hands. Then, roll out the pastry with a rolling pin dusted with some flour. Cut the dough with cookie cutters and place in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake about 15 minutes until the biscuits begin to turn golden brown (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 4

    1. Remove the cookies from oven and let cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

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Nutrition facts per serving (44 units):

Calories: 47
Total Fat: 2 g(3%)
Saturated Fat: 0 g(0%)
Cholesterol: 4 mg(1%)
Sodium: 23 mg(1%)
Total Carbohydrate: 6.5 g(2%)
Protein: 0.5 g


Recipe Comments

Comments (2)

  1. posted by Cil Steele on 2017/02/17

    The best easy and delicious cookies. I tried it several times and I love it. I always reduce the sugar content but it’s still sweet and very tasty. Thanks.


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