Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.
The countdown to Christmas has started, and today I’ll share the recipe for one of my childhood favorites.
The cookies were from the brand LU; a buttery cookie with a thick layer of chocolate on top.. I just loved them. When I accidentally saw these Christmassy molds and cutters I just knew I had to make some myself.
- 2 1/4 cups (275 g) plain flour
- 2/3 cup (150 g) unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (85 g) regular sugar
- seeds from 1 vanilla bean
- 1 egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat until everything is well blended.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
Remove from the refrigerator and leave to rest in room temperature for 10 minutes.
Put the ball of dough on a sheet of baking parchment, then place another sheet on top.
Roll out the dough until approx. 1/5 inch (1/2 cm) thick.
Cut out shapes using cookie cutters, I use round, square and heart-shaped cutters here.
Arrange on a lined baking tray and bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes.
Leave to cool completely.
To make the chocolates shown here you ‘ll need silicone molds such as these from Silikomart.
Fill the molds with the melted chocolate and leave to set completely.
I recommend using tempered chocolate here, tempered chocolate stays nice and shiny for longer.
Leave to set completely before releasing the chocolates from the molds.
Brush the top of one of the cooled cookies with some melted chocolate and place a chocolate on top. Repeat with the remaining cookies and chocolates.
The cutest Christmas present!
I hope you’re inspired, I wish you all a wonderful day!
Hugs from me to you.
May your Christmas be magic…