Sunday, 2 December 2012

It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - 1st advent Sunday

Have you noticed the snow falling whilst you are reading this? And the lovely gingerbread man following you all over the blog? Yes, it´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Today is the first Sunday of the Advent and I can finally feel the jolly atmosphere, which comes once a year. Just to get started I have made our Advent garland, decorated the Christmas tree, and baked cookies!!! Yes, lovely and tasty Christmas cookies; here´s the menu:

chocolate shortbread all shapes cookies
whole wheat shortbread stars with jam
whole wheat shortbread hearts dipped in chocolate
gingerbread snow flakes

Since there are 4 different types of cookies, I decided to post one recipe each Advent Sunday until Christmas. So here is the first one: chocolate shortbread all shapes cookies.

250 gr. butter
100 gr. flour
70 gr. sugar
3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

What to do:
Preheat the oven to 180°C. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Then add the flour, the sugar, and the cocoa powder. Mix until combined and then chill the dough for 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Roll out the dough on a flat surface (with flour) about one centimetre thick and using a cookie cutter form your cookies. Put them on an oven dish and bake for 7-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool down, then sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!

♥ Martina 

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  1. They look super! And the photos too! ;)

  2. thank you, thank you, thank you! :) you´ll taste them soon

  3. what about your x-mas tree? can't see the picture....

  4. it´s not in the picture. maybe on the next post ;)

  5. Thank you for your lovely comment, it really made me smile :)
    I love baking so much! But since I've become vegan i havent't practised any more. I sholud do so again.
    Sure we can follow each other :) I'm following you now via GFC, perhaps you want to have a look on my blog more often, too? :)

  6. Che belli!! Aspettiamo con curiosità anche le altre ricette!! A presto :)

  7. wooow, sind die schön!! und dein blog ist äußerst süß :) xo j. von Stereo|typically Me


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