Christmas' balls

Christmas' balls

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Here is a recipe for Christmas cookies for your greedy. These cookies can be kept for several days in an airtight tin box. If they are pierced with a hole, just pass a small ribbon to hang them in the tree.


For 25 to 30 balls of about 6 cm in diameter

  • For the dough:
  • 300 g of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200 g of butter
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • For icing:
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • liquid food colors: red, blue, green


Prepare the dough:

Mix the flour with the salt and butter to obtain a sand texture. Add the icing sugar, egg and egg yolk. Mix, roll into a ball and chill for 3 hours.

Prepare the cookies:

Preheat the oven (thermostat 6 - 180 ° C).

Roll the dough down to a thickness of 5 millimeters, cut out circles with a punch or with a glass. If the balls are intended to be hung in the tree, make a small hole at the top of each with the end of a stick or a pencil.

Arrange the balls on the baking sheet lightly oiled, spacing them as the dough spreads a little ...

Bake at medium heat and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

As soon as the shortbreads are cooked, peel them off with a spatula and let them cool completely on a wire rack. Optionally, proceed to cooking other batches.

Prepare icings to decorate cookies:

White icing: sift 50 g icing sugar in a terrine placed in a bain-marie.

Mix gradually with a tablespoonful of water while stirring, to obtain a thick but flowing paste.

Prepare three more icings, each time using 50 g sifted icing sugar and 1 tablespoonful of water, incorporating a few drops of red, blue or green dye respectively.

Make balls of different colors: to do so, spread each colored glaze on each biscuit with a metal spatula dipped in hot water. To obtain a thick layer, repeat the operation, but until the first layer is dry.

When all the biscuits are dry, decorate them with the white frosting, forming, according to your imagination, stars or geometrical figures and let dry completely.

Council +: You can decorate the balls with colored sugar, silver pearls, chocolate or colored vermicelli, mimosa seeds .... In this case, it is essential to position the decorative elements before the frosting dries so that it can imprison them.