Your Christmas mood isn’t here yet? Here is an idea how to bring it really easy, and the joy will be felt in the air.
Last week at the office a colleague of mine brought box full of cookies. She was doing some experiments and her idea for this Christmas is to give cookies to her friends, cookies which were homemade prepared, baked and decorated. So, when she opened the box to give us a cookie, the whole office filled with the scent of honey, cinnamon and … Christmas. And when I ate the cookie, I almost cried out of happiness, they were absolutely delicious. Immediately I asked her about the recipe of this “Haven in box” as I started to call the cookies, and she laughed at me. She said that the recipe is so easy, that I will soon be forced to limit myself from making them because of the weight issues. And she told me the recipe, and I made them the very same evening, and now I prefer to share with you the recipe rather than go in kitchen and make those dreamy, sweet cookies. Let’s get started:
1 cup sugar (I suggest you to use 2/3 cup full of sugar, because my cookies became too sugary for my taste).
1 espresso cup full of honey
2/3 cup of sunflower oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tea spoon baking soda
20 ounces of flour (600 gr). You may need another 7-8 oz to add until the dough reaches the needed consistency.
Combine the ingredients in large bowl and start mixing them with wooden spoon. When it gets too thick to be mixed with the spoon, start to knead the rough dough. Keep kneading until everything mix together perfectly. Then divide the dough in two parts and work them one by one.
Roll out the ball with a rolling pin. I made it really thin, because I like them crispy, but if you want soft cookies make the dough thicker when you roll it out.
I used my old cookie stencils to make different shapes of the cookies, but you can use only a glass, they will look amazing too.
Preheat the oven up to 350 degrees and bake the cookies for about 10-15 minutes. Bake them on baking paper sheet. Then remove from oven and let them cool down on a rack.
That’s it. Take a look at the pictures down below and I hope they will inspire you to try this easy recipe for homemade Christmas cookies, made all by yourself. Have fun!
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