Okay, enough teasing- I tweeted and facebook myself in a baking apron, I hinted about some green and red coloured mega smarties and I told you something turned out great. Well, it’s time to share! Remember the Weekly Bake Off hosted by Natvia?
Well I’ve decided to start to get a start on my Christmas recipes for the Bake off- and first up, Christmas Thumbprint Cookies! Now these pint sized cookies are perfect for chucking in your mouth in one go, or if you’re a bit more lady like- will be demolished in two bites. Not only are they adorable to look at- lovin’ the festive colours- they also taste good. Sweet, soft and with a slight doughy texture to them. All in the name of Christmas right?
Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 Natvia Baking Pack
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 tbs of chocolate chips, melted
- 12 green & red large smarties
- Preheat a fanforced oven to 200 degrees celsius. Line a tray with baking paper.
- In a medium bowl beat butter for 1-2 minutes before adding in your Natvia slowly. Cream well.
- Beat in egg and vanilla, until combined.
- Stir in flour, baking powder and salt till just combined.
- Cover in cling wrap and leave for atleast an hour (overnight is most desirable).
- Roll into twelve even balls on a lined baking tray.
- Use the back of a measuring teaspoon to flatten down the middle and create a ‘thumbprint’.
- Place in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, or until almost cooked. Throughout cooking, if need be, use the teaspoon to re-define the holes (as they’ll lose their shape or disappear entirely).
- Once cooled place a tiny amount of melted chocolate in the middle of the cookie’s dip.
- Put one large smartie in the middle and push down.
Enjoy at your next Christmas party, lunch or dinner…or if you can’t wait for that, enjoy just at home! Perfect fun size cookies for your kids to take to school or for you to have with coffee or tea.
What baked goods do you usually Christmas-ify at Christmas time?