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