Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Guess what? The secret is finally out, and we're thrilled to share with you our all-time favourite Christmas cookie recipe. These delectable walnut shortbread cookies, generously covered in powdered sugar, have been a closely guarded treasure, and we can't wait for you to experience the magic in your own kitchen.


  • 250 gr unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for coating
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups of self raising  flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice


1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. Prepare the Walnuts:
Chop the walnuts into very small pieces and set aside.

3. Mix Butter and Sugar:
In a saucepan, mix together the melted butter and powdered sugar, walnuts,orange juice until combined.

4. Mix the dry ingredients:
In a large separate bowl, sift the flour, corn flour, cinnamon, nutmeg.

5. Incorporate the Dry Ingredients:
Gradually add the wet ingredients into the flour, mixing until a soft dough forms.

6. Shape the Cookies:

Embrace your inner artist! Feel free to shape the dough into circles, crescents, hearts, or any design that sparks your creativity.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving some space between each.

7. Bake:
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

8. Coat in Powdered Sugar:

 Place them on a wire rack to cool completely. Once its cooled, cover it in powdered sugar.

9. Enjoy the Secret Delight:

 Pair them with a cup of hot coffee or tea for the perfect treat.

We're excited for you to embark on this delicious journey and share the joy with your loved ones.

Don't forget to capture your baking moments and tag us on social media with @vanilyabakehouse.

Thank you for being a part of our community!

Happy baking!




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