Christmas Cookies from The Little Mill

Christmas Cookies from The Little Mill

It’s the first weekend of December and we are offically allowed to get really excited about Christmas presents, food, the craic and all festive cheer! The Little Mill one of our favourites flour producers have been really busy in their own lapland and have prepared some festive cookies for you to have a go of this weekend! 

So call Alexa, tell her ramp up the Christmas songs, pop on the oven and get cooking! 

Prep Time

Prep: 20 minutes plus chilling

Cook: 25-30 minutes

Makes approx. 25 cookies


200g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

200g Little Mill Wholemeal Plain Flour

100g plain flour

100g plain chocolate

100g icing sugar, sifted

Christmas decorations


Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.


Whisk the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Mix the flours together and gradually mix into the butter mix to form a soft dough.  Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 15-30 minutes.


Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/2cm thick. Using 7cm round and star shaped cutters, cut out the shapes and place on 2 large baking trays.  Bake in 2 batches for 10-12 minutes until golden at the edges.  Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.  Cool completely.


Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Mix the icing sugar with 1 tbsp water or enough to make a paste thick enough for piping or drizzling.


Dip half the cookies in chocolate so only half the cookie is coated and allow to set on baking parchment.  Drizzle or pipe the icing over the rest of the cookies and decorate as you like.


The Little Mill products are available from selected Dunnes and SuperValu Stores nationwide.


For more information on The Little Mill, please visit www.thelittlemill.ie or www.facebook.com/thelittlemillcompany


As always let us know how you got on – tag us on social media @tastekilkenny,enjoy!