Tips to save time
Studying for the last exams before winter break, buying presents, decorating the apartment and baking Christmas cookies – the time before Christmas can be quite stressful. We have some great tips on how to make a lot of quick and extremely delicious Christmas cookies, so that you can enjoy your delicious treats and still have time for everything else.
1. One dough, many cookies
You want a big variety of Christmas cookies in your jar, but you don’t have the time to make dozens of different recipes? No problem! A good basic recipe is an empty canvas for your creativity when it comes to taste. An easy short crust is a classic and you can easily switch up the taste. Make a big amount of dough, divide it up into portions and then give every portion a different taste: cacao, vanilla, lemon, dried fruit, nuts… Nothing is too crazy! Here’s a recipe for you.
2. Less decoration, more cookies
Sure, we love a good-looking cookie! But not every cookie has to be a masterpiece à la Michelangelo, some cookies can simply taste extremely delicious without being beautiful. Basic forms and less decoration save you a lot of time. Sometimes less is more. So, just grab some sprinkles and voilà your cookies are colourful and beautiful.
3. No bake Cookies
Who says cookies have to go into the oven? Many recipes avoid the baking time and are still extremely delicious. Almond truffles, rum balls and cornflakes clusters are super easy, quick and taste amazing.
4. Ditch the cookie cutters
The most time consuming part of baking cookies is cutting the cookies. Sure, snowmen, snowflakes and Christmas trees are really cute and beautiful, but it also takes forever to cut every single cookie. Avoid complicated forms that rip the dough easily because the cookies will taste just as good in a basic form.
There are also amazing “Cutting-Rollers” which produce hundreds of amazing cookies in a second. Spread your dough, drag the cutting roller across the dough and you’ll get nice cookies.
Tip: If you don’t want to buy a cutting roller, you can also use a pizza cutter and cut rectangular or triangular cookies.