Did you have a good weekend?
Saturday seemed to fly by for me and although we had gotten all the decorations down from the loft they didn't make it up until Sunday.
Christmas really started on Sunday for me. Music was playing whilst the decorations were going up. Then we all had dinner together whilst watching 'Elf'. I can't believe that film will be 10 years old next year!
Earlier in the week I made my ultimate sugar cookies, but they didn't last until the weekend.
There are so many recipes for sugar cookies out there, and especially at this time of year.
They vary from family to family and country to country.
I'm going to share my ultimate sugar cookie recipe. It has just the right balance of ingredients for UK measurements. UK bakers, have you ever tried an American sugar cookie recipe or vice versa? It just never comes out right.
Here is my tried and tested UK version of the classic American sugar cookie, and only 82 calories a serving!
Classic Sugar Cookies
Makes - 24
150g caster sugar
2tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla, egg and flour. Mix until well combined.
Halve the dough and shape into discs. Cover in cling film and chill for 40 minutes in the fridge.
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4.
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut your cookies into whatever shape you desire. Chill for another 10 minutes. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
I decorated mine with icing, but you can do whatever you like.