We absolutely love baking – if you visit Just For Daisy it’s chocked full of recipes and Miss Daisy is almost always involved. She measures, stirs, pours and can crack eggs with the best of them!
At Christmas time our shortbread recipe gets a good workout and we also love to make iced sugar cookies to gift to our friends and neighbours.
However, sugar cookies, as their name suggests, contain a lot of sugar. Well, here’s a tasty recipe that we’ve devised that will keep your little ones happy as they munch on Christmas Cookies – and without the sugar!
100g butter, chopped at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract¼ cup honey
3 cups plain flour (or wholemeal flour)
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup milk
What to do:
1. Mix your butter and honey in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix to combine.
2. In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder.
3. Add half your butter mixture and half your milk to the flour. Stir well. Continue stirring and add remaining butter mixture and milk.
4. Wrap it in cling wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
5. Now it’s time to roll them out. I find rolling between two pieces of baking paper saves sticky benches and rolling pins. Roll to about ½ centimeter thick.
6. Lightly flour your cutter as you go, cut desired shapes and place on lined cookie tray.
7. Bake at 170-180’ for 10 minutes or until just coloured – you don’t want them brown. Err on the side of undercooked
Voila, a tasty treat that’s a little healthier for your precious ones this Christmas. I suppose they’re better for grown ups too!
The next morning we decided to decorate our sugarless sugar cookies. Decoration challenged us a little in the sugar free department. We settled for a drizzle of low fat vanilla yogurt and a cheeky sprinkle of stars and Christmas shapes!
You can see our other favourite Christmas recipes here.
Thanks Rebekah an easy peasy recipe that even I can follow. Mr 8 is going to love making these with me