January 13, 2015

Trying to merge American, Dutch and Austrian traditions for christmas we ended up with a slightly strange but oddly cohesive christmas dinner. To boost the jolly feeling my sister in law made sugar cookies – and everybody could decorate their own! Fitting to the season we had dinosaur, hippo, dolphin and lobster cookie cutters. We had a little cookie-decoration-competition going on – and no – we don’t have and kids in our family that are younger than 28! Pictured above is the proud winner!


  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter [room temperature]
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • powdered sugar

_ sift flour, baking powder and salt together

_ knead butter and sugar until creamy

_ add egg and milk

_ gradually add the flour mixture

_ form a smooth dough

_ divide into two pieces and wrap in cling foil

_ refrigerate for a minimum of two hours

_ preheat oven to 180°C [375°F]

_ sprinkle surface with powdered sugar

_ roll out dough 6mm thick

_ cut out desired shapes


_ place cookies onto a baking sheet [min 1.5 cm apart]

_ bake for 7-9 minutes [until they turn brown around the edges]


_ cool 2 minutes before taking them of the sheet

_ glaze with frosting [we just used one egg white with a squeeze of lemon juice and plenty of powdered sugar]

_ decorate with colored frosting and plenty of sprinkles :)

[cookies store well in an air tight container for up to one week]


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