Shortbread Christmas Ornament Cookies (Eggless)
Christmas is right around the corner, let's sprinkle some kindness and gratitude everywhere as we are nearing the end of this year. Fun, whimsical with a touch of nostalgia is one of the highlights of this holiday treats. The Classic Shortbread Cookies are an easy and kid friendly recipe with bare minimal ingredients. Most importantly, these are guaranteed to melt in your mouth!
Wanna go an extra mail with decorating your cookies? The one innovative step was to add crushed candy pieces especially lollipops for a luminent cookie when lit with a mini light or candle behind. This tip will work perfectly well for a gingerbread house. Edible ornament cookie is what we came up with during the baking process. Make a hole prior to baking in order to insert a ribbon or string to tie up. The lollipop sticks is all we used to make the patterns for our cookies.
Additionally, you can add flavors (citrus, spices, nuts), color your dough, or simply keep it plain. Sprinkles, chocolate frosting can add the festive colors instantly. Skipped the royal icing to keep these ornamental cookies egg free. You would agree that these cookies can be a last minute quick baking idea for the little fingers to give it a try.
The almond flour can be swapped with all purpose flour if you want to keep it nut free. The almond extract give a lovely aroma for these shortbread cookies, although it's totally optional.
Christmas is not complete without a cuppa hot chocolate as we cuddle around the fireplace. What a great pairing with these freshly baked cookies! Come on.. if you don't indulge during these holiday, when will you? Grab your baking pan and put on your baking cap to enjoy baking with your kiddos during this season lovely people.
Happy Holiday folks!