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Vanilla Christmas Cookies and Win a Bakers Secret Gift Pack

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 40
Author: Lauren


  • 125 of butter – softened
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Red and Green M&M's to decorate


  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and combine until pale and creamy.
  • Beat through the eggs one at a time and combine well between each addition.
  • Remove the bowl for the mixer stand and carefully stir through the flour and baking powder.
  • Roll tablespoons of mixtures into balls, place on the baking trays making sure you leave enough space in between each cookie as they will spread a little. Flatten the top of the cookie slightly and decorate with the red and green M&M's. Continue to create cookies until all the mixture has been used.
  • Place baking trays in the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minute or until the cookies begin to brown on top. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.