Colourful Christmas Cookies
These beautiful and fun Christmas cookies are designed with different colours of dough instead of icing. By mixing and matching colours, and by using cookie cutters of varying sizes, you can get as creative as you want. Finding quality natural food colours can be a challenge, so for this recipe we made our own. To get the different colours we added beetroot powder for red, matcha for green, turmeric for yellow, and cocoa for brown.
It is important to keep the dough well chilled to get clean cutouts, so you may have to let the dough sit in the freezer a few times while you work on the designs.
A helpful tool to have handy is a long offset spatula to loosen the dough cleanly from your work surface and transfer cookies to the cookie sheet. Rolling out the dough between two pieces of parchment or two silpat mats is an easy way to cleanly roll the dough and prevent sticking.
Use rings on your rolling pin to make sure your dough is an even thickness. Having a uniform thickness is important when matching up the different colours of dough.
Add it to your Anita's recipe box!
Join Anita's Bake Club to save your favourite recipes. After opting in, you can also rate them and join the conversation below. Login now, it's easy!