Christmas cookies, a recipe to start festivities

Christmas cookies, a recipe to start festivities

Cookies have their origin more than 10,000 years ago. The nomads were their forerunners, since at that time they needed a livelihood that would recharge them with energy and have the possibility of being easily transported. The birth of this food was the product of an error when "cooking a cereal paste at high temperature", leaving as a result a dough without yeast and with an appearance similar to that of bread.

It would be in the 3rd century in Rome that chef Apicius would give life to this culinary delight, when he decided to cook a mass of cereals on both sides, turning it into a gastronomic proposal that he baptized as “Bis Coctum” (Cookie). It reached great popularity thanks to "Los Médicis", who served them to their cuts, classifying it as a sweet, elegant and highly refined food.

At present it can be consumed with drinks, creams and they have become the favorites of confectionery to make themed decorations and with a variety of flavors such as butter, chocolate, oatmeal, coconut and milk, among others.


375 g of pastry flour

250 g of butter

125 g of icing sugar


Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until you get a very smooth dough.

Spread on a flat surface dusted with flour.

Cut with Christmas figure cutters.

Put the figures in a greased tin.

Bake at 160 ° C for approximately 30 minutes.

The oven must be heated at least 15 minutes in advance.

Special recommendation: The biscuits harden in the cooling process.

Let cool for approximately 1 hour and serve.

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