Christmas Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Serves 1 (Santa)

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is coming to town!

Be sure to leave some delicious, fresh Christmas cookies out tonight…we have a recipe that he will love!

Just be sure not to forget the ice-cold milk! ⁠🥛


Cookie Dough
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar (can be substituted by combining 1T regular sugar and ¼ tsp vanilla extract)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

  • 1 ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Food coloring (if desired)


Step 1. Preheat oven to 300F

Step 2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour with baking powder

Step 3. In a medium bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer) add softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, pinch of salt, and vanilla extract and use a mixer on low-medium speed to combine until the texture is smooth

Step 4. In a small bowl, beat the egg and add it to the butter mixture and mix until combined

Step 5. Scoop the flour mixture into the butter mixture and combine just until the dough starts to form

Step 6. Transfer the dough into your LE TUBE container, place the desired disc into the biscuit lid (curved side towards the inside of the tube), and set the dial to position 2 – press the handle a few times pack the dough in and eliminate air bubble

Step 7. Portion out the cookies on a silicon mat on a perforated baking sheet (press and release the handle then lift with a sharp movement)

Step 8. Place in the oven and bake for 17 minutes or until golden-brown

Step 9. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooking rack – they will harden as they cool

Step 10. Prepare the icing: combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix

Step 11. Decorate the shortbread cookies as desired. Enjoy!


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