Christmas Treats on the Way

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With the approaching Christmas season, everybody is getting ready to shop for gifts and enjoy some authentic Christmas food. While the daily lives have becomes hectic, we find less time for all the Christmas preparations. Clearing off the Christmas menu has become difficult and not making special Christmas cookies is simply not an option.

Hence we have come up with a recipe which is quick to make, beautiful to look and amazing to taste. The famous ‘Whoville Cookies’ can now be made in a much simpler way than what was used earlier and they look very “Christmassy”. These are the perfect cookie to leave out for the Grinch to distract him from stealing your Christmas joy on Christmas Eve.

You can mix and match the colours to match any theme you have.  This is a great take on the classic yummy sugar cookie. The Whoville sugar cookies are fun, festive and easy to make. They look like they will take forever, but they don’t! Don’t tell that to your friends and family while you serve them though. Here is the recipe for your happiness.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups flour

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 cups granulated sugar

1 cups butter (2 sticks)

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

red and green food colouring

1 cup holiday sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla.

Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to butter mixture, mix well.

Separate the dough in half and colour one part red and one part green.

Put one of the freshly made dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll 11 x 9 inches and ¼ inch thick.

Repeat with the other colour dough.

Put the rolled dough including the parchment paper, on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes or longer.

Take the top layer off both dough’s and lightly wet the tops. Sandwich the two colours together, using a paring knife trim the edges to make straight edges.

Remove the top layer of paper and start rolling up and use the bottom layer of paper to pull it tight. If the dough tears you can just pinch it together.

Pour the sprinkles onto a large platter and roll the log onto the sprinkles and press them in. Place the dough into the fridge for 15 minutes or longer.

Slice the dough into ¼ inch slices and bake on parchment lined sheets.

Bake at 170-180 °C for 10 -15 minutes. Let it cool.

Now that you have the best Whoville cookie recipe with you, rush to the kitchen and bring smiles on everybody’s faces.

Recipe Source: Pinterest
Image Credit: Mareena Recipe Collections

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