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festive spiced cookies


Today I have done some baking! And what I made actually turned out well! Unusual! Browsing on Pinterest during Christmas time is a recipe ( get it ) for disaster. You sit staring at all the cakes and cookies baked to perfection, and you convince yourself that you actually need a copper kitchen aid. Being a baking enthusiast, I'm always looking for really easy recipes that are very hard to mess up, and I think I've found a fool proof way of making Christmas cookies.

You will need -

8oz Plain Flour ( sieved )

4oz Butter 
2oz Sugar
1 Egg 
1tsp Cinnamon ( optional )

  1. Add all of the butter to the bowl and stir until it is a creamy consistency. It took me ages to do this but it's really important for later.
  2. In this order, stirring in between - add the sugar, the egg, and the cinnamon. Add the flour in sections, stirring in gradually so it isn't too hard to mix in. You should now have a dough.
  3. Pour some flour on a clean surface, and cover a rolling pin in flour to prevent the dough sticking.
  4. Roll out the dough until it's about half an inch thick, and start cutting out shapes with your cookie cutters.
  5. Once you've finished, spread a tiny bit of butter over some greaseproof paper on a baking tray and pop your cookies on them, and put them in the oven for at least 10 minutes, at 150-200 degrees.
  6. Take them out of the oven, and leave to cool completely, otherwise the icing will melt when you ice them.
  7. Stir in the colour of your preference in a bowl of icing sugar and water. I went for red because it's the most Christmassy!
  8. Ice your cookies, and do some cute little designs in icing pens. You're done!
(This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily , Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing 4 times per season on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and Instagram hash tag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!)  Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have Instagram, send a quick email to!)


  1. ooh these look delicious! And the secret blogger project sounds so fab too! x

  2. These look delicious! I cannot bake to save my life, I wish I could, haha!

    Tash x

    1. tbh neither can I, but these are so easy xo

  3. This mad me so hungry ahah - I'll defo be making these BC there's close to no ingredients needed! You did a fab job with the icing though - I can't do it at all! Also I love the fact that you're cookie cutters are copper!!!

    1. Couldn't not correct the annoying autocorrect blip - *your hahah

    2. Aw thank you Rebekka!! Sainsbury's have some little gems this time of the year xo

  4. I'm in love with the photos Edie, and the biscuits look really nice xx

  5. stop making me hungry edie! beaut photos as usual, plus adorable icing <3 xx

    1. Esme you flatter me, thank you x

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  7. these cookies look amazing! so festive and fun!