This is our typical Christmas cookies.....we always bake them....over the years I have modified the recipe, and this is our current version....
Almond Christmas Cookies
500 grams of flour
200 grams of sugar
200 grams of butter (room temperature)
200 grams of almonds (powder)
2 teaspoons of almond extract
2 teaspoons of baking powder
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and almond powder. Add the butter and almond extract. Beat it adding water until you have a dough that is not sticky to your hands. Put in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, and let it rest for 1 hour. With the rolling pin roll it to a thickness of 1/2 cm. Cut it in your desire shape, and bake it in a preheated oven at 350F for 20 minutes until they are slightly golden. Let it cool and paint it with your favourite sugar glaze. Sprinkle it with decorations.
Sugar Glaze: Powder sugar, water, food colour. Mix powder sugar with water until your desired thickness. Add colour of your choice. Cover with sugar sprinkles