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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Easy Christmas Recipe (and fun to make too!)

This festive cookie recipe from Donna Hay, Australia's best-selling cookbook author, is really very easy to whip up for Christmas - it looks lovely with the red jam in the middle of each little cookie - rather like a plate of pretty Venetian glass jewels.....

6 oz. butter, (185 g.) softened, 1 cup caster (superfine) sugar, 1 egg, 2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour sifted, 1/2 tsp baking powder, Jam (or jelly as it is known in some countries!!) to decorate.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180 deg. C.) Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well.
Step 2: Stir through the flour and baking powder and mix to a dough.
Step 3: Roll 2 tsp of the mixture into balls. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, allowing room for the biscuits to spread, and flatten slightly.
Step 4: Press a finger into the middle of the dough to make an indent. Fill the hole with jam.
Step 5: Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Add a little more jam to the holes when the biscuits are hot.
Step 6: Cool on wire racks.
Makes around 60 or so....


  1. Great recipe-You can't go wrong with Donna Hay.You are right too, they look like little jewels don't they!

    I am going to post a picture of my new nutcracker soon-you are the sweetest thing thinking of me! Thank you for being so thoughtful and for the gorgeous new ornament for my collection.

    Best Christmas wishes, Natasha.

  2. They look great, I may just have to give them a go.

    That is after I have made some gingerbread biscuits...

    Leeann x

  3. Natasha - you are more than welcome - it just 'had your name on it' when I saw it - glad you like it...

    Leeann - hope the gingerbread turned out well and maybe you can add these next week!


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