Christmas Stamped Cookies Recipe, very easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. The cookies are rich and buttery, with a shortbread texture, and are so beautifully flavoured. They are just perfect if you are looking for offer homemade cookie gifts to families and friends during the festive season. Use any cookie stamper of your choice, these cut-out cookies are the very best.
Beat the butter with sugar using a hand-held mixer.
Add the egg and mix again to get a smooth cream-like texture.
Add the vanilla and lemon extract, and sift the flour in.
Use your hands to knead everything into a dough that does not stick to the hands.
Cover the dough with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to a 1/4 cm thickness.
Dust the cookie stamper with flour, shaking off the excess flour.
Keeping the stamper straight, press it into the dough firmly to form an indent.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut around the stamped cookie.
Arrange the cookies on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.
Chill the cookies for 10-15 minutes before baking them in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 10-12 minutes until pale yellow.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly, before transferring to the cooling rack to cool completely.