Easy Christmas Cookies

These are easy to a make and can also be used as edible Christmas decorations. Why not give them a try when you’re ready to get into the ‘Christmas spirit’.

Into a food processor, put 140g icing sugar, 250g cold butter cut into cubes, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 egg yolk then blitz until smooth. Add in 375g plain flour.

Pulse until the biscuit dough comes together, shape into two discs, cover in clingfilm and chill for 30 mins. The biscuit dough can be made a day in advance.

Roll the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin, then cut out into Christmas shapes using festive cutters. (Skewer the top of each biscuit so that a piece of ribbon can be threaded through if you want to make them into edible tree decorations).

Bake at 190C/170C fan/gas 5 for 10-12 mins.

Cool on a wire rack. For the icing, add a few drops of water to icing sugar to form a thick spreadable icing. Cover each of the biscuits then decorate with sugar sprinkles and/or silver and gold balls.