Delicious, buttery Christmas cookies in pandan and chocolate flavors.
Decorate them easily 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 creaming method, where slightly softened butter is beaten together with the icing sugar till pale and light.
Icing sugar is used here instead of the usual caster sugar to prevent too much browning, and it also gives a crisp but melty texture to the cookies, instead of crunchy.
After mixing in egg white into the butter mixture, we will divide the mixture into 2, and add in the dry ingredients separately to give us 2 flavors.
The texture of the cookie dough is just nice and 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 pattern.
What Ingredients Do I Need?
You’ll need just a few ingredients for these yummy cookies:
- Unsalted Butter
- Icing Sugar
- Egg White
- Top or Cake Flour (Low Protein Flour)
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Pandan Paste: This is the bottled paste where we can buy from baking supplies stores.
>> MORE YUMMY CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
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- Boozy Red Velvet Cupcake Latte
- Baileys Cream Dessert
- Gingerbread Man Cookies
Do These Cookies Hold Their Shape Well?
I find that while these butter cookies hold their shape pretty well, they still 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!
Here’s a look of the final cookie box, with: these Christmas butter cookies, gingerbread man cookies, snowball cookies in mango and grape flavor!
Delicious, buttery Christmas cookies in pandan and chocolate flavors. Decorate them easily 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!
- 200g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 120g icing sugar
- 40g egg white (about 1.5 eggs)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Hearts sprinkles, or sprinkles as preferred
- 125g top or cake flour
- 1/2 tsp pandan paste
- 120g top or cake flour
- 9g unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 170C. Prepare baking trays by lining with parchment paper.
- Place softened butter in mixing bowl. Add in icing sugar and beat till pale and fluffy.
- Add in egg white and vanilla extract. Beat till well combined.
- Separate mixture into 2 equal portions.
- Sift in flour for the pandan dough into 1 portion and mix well. Add in pandan paste and mix well. You may add more pandan paste if you prefer a greener dough.
- Sift in flour and cocoa powder into remaining portion and mix well.
- Place both cookie dough separately into piping bags, fitted with Wilton 1M tip.
- Pipe on prepared baking tray as preferred. For Christmas tree, simply pipe in a widening zigzag pattern, and a short stump with the cocoa dough at the bottom. For wreath, just pipe in a circle shape.
- Place heart sprinkles onto cookie dough. Bake in preheated oven at 170C for 15-17 mins. After 13 mins of bake time, do check on the cookies to ensure they are not browned too much.
- Remove cookies from oven and cool tray on cooling rack.
Recipe makes about 11-12 pcs of Christmas tree cookies, about 7cm in height.
You can add more pandan paste if you prefer a brighter green color, or stronger taste.
Recipe adapted from Yi Chi Hye.