Holidays are coming! Time to bake some easy holiday cookies! This is a very easy recipe that makes delicious holiday cookies! Enjoy!
A few notes about the recipe
You can view the recipe in French here. (Please note, I made some minor changes to it.)
The recipe makes cookies in two different flavors: plain and chocolate, by separating the dough in 2 halves and adding cocoa powder to 1 half.
You can make all cookies plain if you prefer, or all cookies chocolate, or split the dough in half like I did. It is just a matter of adding or not adding the cocoa powder, so it is easy to customize the cookies to your taste.
I a mixing bowl, mix the flour, the granulated sugar, the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add the softened butter cut in little pieces. With the tip of your fingers, mix the butter with the other ingredients until the butter is fully incorporated, and you have a mixture that looks like sand. See picture.
Add the beaten egg. Mix and knead using your hands until you have a uniform dough. Gather the dough in 2 equal size balls. Add the cocoa powder to one of the balls, and knead until the cocoa is fully incorporated in the dough. You should end up with 2 balls: 1 black and 1 white. Wrap each ball with plastic wrap. Place the balls in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.Take the balls of dough out of the fridge, and roll them out on parchment paper with a rolling pin. Press your cookie cutter(s) onto the dough to make the cookies.
(tip: if the chocolate dough is too stiff, just add a little water to it.)
Bake the cookies on parchment paper on a baking pan for 10 to 15 minutes. How long it takes depends on the thickness of your cookies. Keep an eye on the cookies: they are ready when they start turning golden brown.
Let the cookies cool down. Optional: sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar. Enjoy!