Add a Little Crunch to Your Christmas with these Car Cookies
People look forward to Christmas all year round; it’s a time to give and receive gifts, spend time with family and loved ones, and best of all, eat tons of delicious festive treats!
From mince pies to roast turkey, there’s no shortage of tasty foods furnishing the dinner table during the Christmas holidays. With this quick and simple guide, you and the kids can bake some fresh car-shaped Christmas Cookies to add to the Christmas offerings!
What YULE Need… (You can keep that one!)
Okay, before we start we’ll need to know what ingredients we need. Our recipe is a great base for making Christmas cookies but feel free to add your own festive extras in to the mix such as raisins, cinnamon or chocolate chips.
These cookies are incredibly easy to prepare, quick to cook in the oven and can create a great opportunity to get young ones involved with decorative icing when Christmas comes around!
Ingredients (Makes around 30 Cookies)
- 250g butter, softened
- 140g caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 300g plain flour
- Sugar cookie icing (use various colours for added effect!)
First, take a large mixing bowl and add 250g of softened butter. Be sure to take the butter out of the fridge and leave at room temperature a good while before you need it, allowing it adequate time to soften. Next add in the 140g of caster sugar and give it a good mix with a wooden spoon. Once mixed, add 1 egg yolk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, mixing again to combine.
Sift 300g of plain flour and stir in until the mixture is well combined; if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty you can get stuck in to give everything a good mix and press the dough together.
For the next step, we’ll want our dough nicely chilled, so pop it into the fridge for around 2 hours. Once chilled, remove the dough, place onto baking paper and use a rolling pin to flatten and spread the mix.
To easily get a clear car-shaped cookie, you can pick up themed cookie cutters in stores and online in a wide range of shapes and sizes. If you’d rather cut the shapes freehand however, you can create cookie cars in whichever shape or size you like! Cut out as many cookies as the dough (or your guests’ appetites) will allow!
To save time during the next step, start by preheating your oven to 180C / 160C fan / gas mark 4.
To prep your cookies for the oven, grease a baking sheet and sit it in an oven baking tray, then place your cookies on the tray leaving a small gap in between each to make sure they don’t fuse together creating one large crunchy monstrosity.
Place the tray into the preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes, be sure to keep an eye on the biscuits around the 15 minute mark to check they are a nice golden brown colour. Allow slightly more or less time depending on the condition of the biscuits.
Now the body of our baked car cookies are cooked, cooled and ready to go, we can get to the fun part: icing!
No flash car (cookie or otherwise) is complete without a striking paint job, so use bright flavoured frosting to top your cookies with different colours and flavours. Icing can be bought in easy-to-use squeezable tubes, perfect for when decorating with kids and for adding those finer details such as racing stripes and numbers!
Once your cookies are iced, pop them on a plate or tray and leave in the fridge for another couple of hours, this will allow the icing to set and ensure the cookies have a luscious crunch when friends and family bite into them.
So there we have our recipe for crunchy Christmas car cookies! For even more homemade Christmas treats check out our guide on making tree decorations and carry on the festive cheer.
Have a fantastic Christmas on behalf of the whole team at We Buy Any Car!
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