on my christmas table.

My very favourite Christmas Cookies are simple and easy... and I have them almost every year!
Frosted Sugar Cookies - Perfect to bake with friends, and especially fun for little people to decorate.
Add a little lime for the perfect finishing touch...
Merry Christmas and God Jul!

Frosted Lime Sugar Cookies

you will need:

for cookies:

250 g flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

113 g butter

200 g granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 tablespoons lime juice

for frosting:

460 g confectioners’ sugar

2 egg whites (***note pregnant women or very young children should avoid raw egg whites. Meringue powder can be substituted here.)



Preheat oven to 165 degrees (or 325 degrees for my Canadian and American friends) and prepare baking pan.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.

In a separate bowl with an electric mixer, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture to bowl and stir on low speed until combined. Cover dough and chill for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to and cut into desired shapes. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on a wire rack and prepare frosting.


Sift confectioners’ sugar into a large bowl and add egg whites. With an electric mixer, combine ingredients. Slowly add water, a little bit at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

*makes about one dozen cookies


Let shapes dry overnight so that icing sets completely before packaging.

Food and Styling: Tara Ballantyne

Photography: Trine Thorsen

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