A friend of ours collects Russian dolls, and I thought a birchwood spoon with a tiny Russian doll would make a lovely stocking filler for her. Cookie cutters looked very cute and cheerful, and I knew we would have fun with Eddie, making cookies with them.
For the white chocolate cookies you will need
120 g butter
120 g sugar
60 g golden syrup
100 g white chocolate, grated
250 g self-raising flour
1 medium egg
Place all the ingredients in a big bowl. Use your hands to knead the dough, it is a rather messy and sticky business, but very satisfactory (unless you have to open the door in the middle of the process, lol). In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180C. Roll the dough, cut the cookies using your cutters, spread the cookies on the tray, leaving quite a good space in between, as they grow in size.
The amount of dough above is enough for two trays of cookies. You might want to use just a half, and freeze the other half. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden. They will still be soft, so let them cool down completely before decorating them. I used Dr Oetker writing icing.
English Mum is running a Big Christmas BakeOff competition. I offer my Russian Dolls to her judgement.