This post is in collaboration with Bakers Secret
There is not better time of year to get into the kitchen and have some fun with the kids (yes, that is possible!) then in the lead up to Christmas, and this easy Vanilla Christmas Cookies recipe is the perfect project for your little helpers to get involved with.
I decided to make these Vanilla Christmas Cookies after being sent a range of products from iconic bakeware brand Bakers Secret to have some fun with (check out the end of this post to find out how you can win a great gift pack too!). There really is nothing like new bakeware to get you inspired (yep, I’m a kitchen nerd!) and in just a few days we’ve used our products to make the BEST Roasted Potatoes I’ve had in a very long time, Apple and Cinnamon Cupcakes and of course these yummy Vanilla Christmas Cookies which we made for the boys to take to kindy to share with their friends for morning tea.
I was already familiar with the Baker’s Secret range and own a few of their baking and cooling trays as well as their springform tins which NEVER leak and release easily compared to some others I’ve used over the years. With our big boy’s 4th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, I can’t wait to try out the giant cupcake tin to create a huge cupcake birthday cake for him – what more could a 4 year old want?
The medium sized Baker’s Secret Baking Tray is the perfect size for approximately 20 cookies, perfect when you have a couple of little people
fighting eager to have a turn placing the cookies onto the tray and decorating. These Vanilla Christmas Cookies really are perfect to make with the kids, although you do have to watch that they don’t eat all of the decorations!
Vanilla Christmas Cookies Thermomix Instructions
- Preheat your oven to 190 degrees.
- Place the butter and caster sugar into your Thermomix bowl and mix for 30 seconds on speed 6.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix for 20 seconds on speed 4 to combine.
- Add the flour and baking powder and mix for 20 seconds on speed 4 or until combined. Stop after 10 seconds to scrape down the sides.
- Scoop up tablespoon sized balls of the cookie mixture and place onto your prepared baking trays. Flatten the surface of the biscuits slightly and decorate with red and green M&M’s and place in the oven to bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Baker’s Secret have a great range of cleverly designed pans with an unique non-stick coating that deliver easy release and superior baking results and perhaps best of all they are dishwasher safe! All Baker’s Secret products also come with a 5 year limited warranty. Thanks to the great team at Baker’s Secret, I’ve got an awesome bakeware gift pack to giveaway. Entry is easy, simply tell me: What’s you favourite Christmas recipe to make with the kids and why? and you will go into the draw!
** This competition has now closed – Congratulations Kerry!
The most creative answer as deemed by the judges wins.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
- Entries close at 11.59pm Thursday 24th of December 2015 – AEST.
- This competition is open to Australian residents only.
- This prize includes: 1 x Giant Cup Cake Pan, 1 x Pudding Steamer, 1 x 9” Springform Pan, 1 xHigh Wall Crispy Tart Pan, 1 x Lasagne/Roast Pan, 1 x 12 Cup Muffin Pan, 1 x Medium Cookie Pan
- This is a game of skill, the winner will be chosen based on the most creative answer as determined by the judges.
- All entries require an active email address to be valid
- The judges decision is final and no discussions regarding the result will be entered into.
- The winner will be announced on this blog by Thursday 31st of December 2015.
- The prize will be issued by Baker’s Secret. Neither Baker’s Secret or Create Bake Make take any responsibility for the prize after it has been put into the post.
Disclosure: I was gifted a selection of products from the Baker’s Secret range for the purpose of this review. All opinions and recommendations are my own.