Decorating the Christmas tree is one of my favourite traditions..made even better with edible decorations! Pretty AND practical 😉 this year I made chai-spiced Christmas cookies for my friends @ and they have been a hit all round! Their chai spice is so warming and grounding, filled with fragrant cardamom, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg - all my favourite flavours of Christmas! Too yum 🤤Full recipe below 🎄💫🍪
Chai-Spiced Christmas Cookies
125g butter, cubed
½ cup caster sugar
½ cup @ Chai Spice
1 and ½ cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ cup milk
Pinch of salt
2 cups icing sugar
3 tbs milk
Edible cachous to decorate
Place butter + sugar into a bowl + beat together until pale and creamy with an electric mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk. Add milk + beat again, scraping down as needed.
Add flour, baking powder, salt and Drink Me Chai Chai Spice + beat together on the lowest speed until just combined. If using a stand mixer, complete this step with a paddle attachment.
Place dough into a container with a lid and refrigerate for at least an hour until dough is hard + cold.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Once dough is cold, divide it into two portions and roll out to about 1cm thick on a well floured surface, flouring your rolling pin too.
Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Carefully place cookies onto a baking paper lined tray. Use a chopstick to carefully poke a hole at the top of the cookies for ribbon to be threaded through.
Bake for 8 mins.
Remove from oven + while still hot, use a chopstick again to re-poke hole through the top of the cookies, they may have closed over a little while baking.
Cool slightly then transfer to wire rack to completely cool.
While the cookies are cooling, combine icing sugar + milk in a bowl until smooth then spoon into a zip-lock bag. Twist bag to push all icing to one end.
Cut the tip of the bag – you only need a tiny cut. Then squeeze icing out of tip to decorate cookies.
Sprinkle over coconut + add cachous.
Let the icing harden then thread ribbon through the holes + tie a bow and voila!