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Delicious, buttery Christmas cookies in pandan and chocolate flavors. Decorate them with sprinkles and/or melted chocolate to make the perfect gift for Christmas. Enjoy these slightly melty, soft cookies with your loved ones this festive season!
This Christmas, other than the gingerbread cookies, I’ve also made these simple Christmas butter cookies for my Christmas baking! I was planning to give away to some Christmas cookie boxes to friends near me.
While pandan is not a common flavor to be used in Christmas baking, I love its fragrance it imparts to the cookies! You can also see these pandan cookies I have made previously, for a crispier and lighter version.
Are These Christmas Butter Cookies Easy To Make?
Absolutely! These cookies use the basic creaming method – beat together slightly softened butter with icing sugar till pale and light.
Icing sugar is used here instead of the usual caster sugar to prevent too much browning, and also giving the cookies a melt-in-mouth texture with slightly crisp edges.
We will be separating the cookie dough to 2 portions, and add in pandan paste and cocoa powder for 2 different flavors.
The cookie dough will be soft enough for piping, so you do not need to spend time chilling the dough. Simply pipe the cookie dough onto lined baking trays with Wilton 1M tip, in a zigzag or circle shape.
What Ingredients Do I Need?
You’ll need just these 6 ingredients for yummy Christmas cookies:
- Unsalted Butter: You can use a good butter like Elle & Vire, but I like to use Paysan Breton butter for daily bakes.
- Icing Sugar
- Egg White
- Cake or Top Flour: Use low protein flour for these delicate cookies. I am using Prima unbleached top flour.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Pandan Paste: You can get bottled pandan paste from baking supplies stores.
>> MORE YUMMY CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
- Christmas White Choc NY Cookies
- Boozy Red Velvet Cupcake Latte
- Baileys Cream Dessert
- Gingerbread Man Cookies
Do These Cookies Hold Their Shape Well?
Yes! I find that these butter cookies hold their shape pretty well, though they would flatten a little after being baked. So be sure to pipe the cookie dough in such a way that there’s some height to it.
How Do These Christmas Butter Cookies Taste Like?
These butter cookies are not the super crunchy type. It has more of a soft, melty texture.
You will also find these cookies not so sweet too. I like that they are mildly sweetened, which are great for kids!
How Can I Store The Cookies?
You can place the cookies in an airtight container, and they will last for about 1-2 weeks.
Here’s a look of the final cookie box, with: these Christmas butter cookies, gingerbread man cookies, snowball cookies in mango and grape flavor!