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Christmas recipe for Festive Cookies!!


Festive Cookies

Cooking is a great pastime and it’s good for your soul!  It stirs your creative juices and is very therapeutic.  Many people cook when they are stressed to help them to relax.  In fact, cooking can be a kind of meditation if you really immerse yourself totally into the creative process that it is!  Give it a go, instead of seeing it as a chore, see it as a licence to increase and attract more creativity into your life.

Here’s a recipe to get you into the festive season, novelty shaped festive cookies!!  Have a go and enjoy!!

 You will need:

470g plain flour

300g caster sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

225g butter or cooking margarine

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Makes approximately 48 cookies


Preparation time approx. 20 minutes

Cooking time approx. 8 minutes

Ready to eat in 28 minutes!

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and lightly grease two baking trays or line with parchment.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; put aside for later.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until it’s a light and fluffy texture. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. Slowly blend in the sifted flour until it’s evenly mixed. Cover dough, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out portions of dough to 5mm thickness. Cut out a tree, star or heart shape using a knife or use a variety of Christmas cookie cutters.
  5. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Transfer from baking tray to wire cooling racks. Decorate with icing when completely cool.

Sherry Taylor, author of The Anti-Diet Lifestyle

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Sherry Taylor was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Her parents moved to England in 1974 and she now lives in Kent with her husband and two children. Her father, pen name Adam Zameenzad, was a published author of 7 novels and he instilled in her a love for writing. She is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction work. Passionate about the well-being of others and in particular about weight-loss/fitness, her non-fiction work concentrates on these subjects. Sherry battled with weight-loss issues for years before stumbling upon a solution that worked for her. In a bid to help others in this situation, she wrote The Anti-Diet Lifestyle in which she shares her secrets for weight-loss success without the need for conventional dieting. Sherry also runs a Facebook page aimed at individuals looking to lose weight: https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiDietLifestyle/

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