Make an adorable, edible cookie stack ornament with your kids to give as gifts for family, friends or teachers!
Baking cookies are a Christmas tradition for us here in South Africa. Giving homemade baked goods as gifts are common too. We have a traditional South African sugar cookie recipe called Soetkoekies that’s been passed from generation to generation.
This recipe is the one I used to make these cute cookie stack ornaments. I gave these, wrapped in cellophane, to colleagues with the idea to hang them on the tree(wrapped) and eat them on Christmas Eve. Not sure how long it would be safe on the tree though, but it looks soooo cute!
Here is how it was made:
First, different size star cookies were cut out using our Soetkoekies dough. My kids loved helping with this step.
Then the holes were made using a piping nozzle. You can use a straw or any sharp object to make the holes.
The cookies were baked and cooled. Afterward, I used string to stack it, from largest to smallest.
A little bit of dusted icing sugar finished it off to resemble snow.
The cookie stacks were then wrapped up in cellophane.
Ready to be delivered! A pretty and yummy gift, these cookie stack ornaments, to give this festive season!
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- 5 cups Plain Flour
- 5 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 3 eggs
- 250g Butter
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of Nutmeg/Cinnamon
- Beat the eggs and sugar until creamy.
- Add the dry ingredients.
- Add the butter and mix well until it is a manageable dough.
- Roll out the dough, then use cookie cutters to make shapes.
- TIP: if you live in hot and humid weather, place the dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes before use.
- Bake cookies at 180'C for 25 minutes or until brown.
- Decorate as you wish.
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