Christmas Cookies

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For quite a lot of cookies ;):

150g caster sugar

250g butter

2 eggs

vanilla sugar

500g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

300g icing sugar 

juice of 4 lemons

food colours

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Cream the butter with sugar and add one egg at a time. Sift in the flour and baking powder to make a sticky dough. Rest in the fridge for an hour or freezer for 20-30 minutes until it is firm.

Roll out on a dusted work surface and cut out different shapes. Bake until they turn golden (about 10 minutes) and leave them to cool before decorating.

For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and stir in some lemon juice. Stain the icing with your favourite colour and decorate the cookies.

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