And last but not least I made some cookies with my son today. I used an old recipe for jammie dodgers. You need 125g soft butter, 1 pinch of salt, 70g confectioners sugar, 1 packet of vanilla sugar, the egg white of one egg and 175g flour. Mix all of these thoroughly and into a ball of pastry that you put in the fridge for 1 hour.
When the hour is up, roll out the pastry on a floured surface and let your cookie cutters do the rest.
Put the cookies in a fairly cold place (I put them on the balcony) for 20 minutes and then in the oven for 6-8 minutes at 200C.
I frosted them with icing and added other bits and bobs from my sugar deco cupboard.
Well, my test run for the big Christmas cookie frenzy was a success.