Square Christmas cookies
Keep it cheerfully simple with these Christmas cookies!
Brought to you by Marie McGrath from Marie's Bakehouse
You will need
For the biscuits:
- a batch of your favourite cookie dough
- sugarpaste: white, yellow, brown and orange
- 7.5 cm square cutter
- cooled boiled water
- 2 small square cutters, different sizes (for Santa's belt)
Bake a batch of your favourite cookie dough using the 7.5cm (3in) square cutter.
Cut a 7.5cm (3in) square of white sugarpaste and use a paintbrush and some cooled boiled water to stick it to a cookie.
Roll a cone of orange sugarpaste and stick it to the middle of the square, then mark some lines across it with the blade of a knife.
Roll 7 tiny balls of black and stick them on the paste, using 2 for eyes and 5 for a mouth.
Cut a 7.5cm (3in) square of red sugarpaste and stick it to a cookie.
Roll out the black sugarpaste and cut a 7.5cm (3in) long strip. Stick this in the middle of the cookie. Roll out the yellow sugarpaste and cut out a small square. Using the smallest square, cut out a shape in the middle of this for the belt buckle.
Stick it in the middle of the black belt.
Cut a 7.5cm (3in) square of black sugarpaste and stick this to a cookie. Roll out the white sugarpaste, then cut out a white heart.
Using the 7.5cm (3in) square cutter, trim the sides and bottom of the heart so it sits neatly on top of the black square. Stick it to the cookie.
Roll 2 small balls of black sugarpaste and stick these down for eyes.
Gingerbread man's face
Roll out the brown sugarpaste, then cut out a 7.5cm (3in) square. Stick this to a cookie.
Roll 2 small balls of black for the eyes and stick them on, then roll a thin sausage of black sugarpaste and stick it down for the mouth.
Roll a thin sausage of white sugarpaste and stick this in a wavy thin across the top of the cookie.