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Honey and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

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During the Christmas holidays, have fun making and decorating pretty shortbread cookies that you can give as gifts or enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee ! Warm and delicious, these traditional cookies are perfect to "taste" Alsace at home.

1. Practical information

  • Number of people: 4
  • Preparation time: 60 min
  • Cooking time: 15 min
  • Level of difficulty: very easy


2. Ingredients 

  • 400g flour200g caster sugar
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 125g runny honey
  • 100g cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 4 tbsp. milk
  • 3 drops of bitter almond flavoring
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. lemon juice


3. Instructions

Preheat the oven and line the baking sheet with baking paper. In a saucepan, mix the honey, sugar, vanilla sugar, butter and milk.
Heat on low until the honey and sugar are completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a container and let cool.
Incorporate the almost cold mixture, the aroma and the cinnamon. Use an electric mixer at high speed.
In a container, sift and mix the flour, cocoa, cornstarch and baking powder. Add 2/3 of this mixture to the previous preparation and work at medium speed.
On a floured work surface, knead the dough by hand, integrating the rest of the flour-cocoa-starch mixture. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place them on the baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook each batch for approx. 10 to 15 mins. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool.
Sift the icing sugar, then mix it with the lemon juice until you obtain a thick glaze. Pour the frosting into a piping bag and draw the designs of your choice on the cupcakes. Let take.


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