English Christmas cookies

  • Guests 6 people
  • Preparation 30 minutes
  • Cooking 12 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy

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For the cake

  1. 200g unsalted Grand Fermage butter

    200g sugar

    200g ground almonds

    250g flour

    70g raisins

    4 egg yolks

    1 extra egg yolk for brushing

    1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon

    Juice of half a lemon

For the icing

  1. 50g icing sugar

    Juice of half a lemon

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Method for the cake

  1. Beat the butter until soft and add the sugar.
  2. Gradually add in the ground almonds, raisins, egg yolks, cinnamon and half the lemon juice.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together until combined to form a smooth dough.
  4. Add the flour and mix together until the dough forms a ball.
  5. Leave to rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C.
  7. Roll out the dough to a thickness of around half a centimetre.
  8. Use a cookie cutter to cut out whatever shapes you’d like.
  9. Brush with egg yolk.
  10. Set the cookies on baking paper and bake for 10 - 12 minutes at 150°C.
  11. After baking the cake, allow it to cool.

Method for the icing

  1. Mix the icing sugar with a few drops of hot water, then add the rest of the lemon juice.
  2. Once cooled, use a brush to coat the cookies with the lemon icing.

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