Christmas Iced Sugar Cookies, a star-shaped sweet treat for kids and grown-ups alike. Great as homemade edible gifts for families and friends this festive season, these cookies are so easy to make, and the icing only requires 2 ingredients. You can decorate them with any sprinkles you like, or even use food colouring for your icing to get different colours. Any cookie shapes can be used, and you get the best homemade Christmas cookies.
To make the dough, mix together the butter and sugar, then add the egg and mix to get a smooth paste.
Add the flour and vanilla extract and knead well to get an elastic dough.
Transfer the dough to the work surface, and use a rolling pin to roll it out.
Use star-shaped cookie cutters to shape 30 stars.
Arrange onto 2 baking trays lined with baking paper, cover the trays with clingfilm, then chill in the fridge for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).
Bake the cookies one tray at the time for 10-12 minutes, they will still have a pale yelow colour, but will be firm to touch.
Arrange on a plate and leave to cool completely.
To make the icing, sift the sugar, add the milk and vanilla extract and mix well to get a smooth paste.
Fill a piping bag with the icing sugar, and using a small round nozzle, ice every cookie, then sprinke the hundreds and thousands.