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Christmas cookies with olive oil

Christmas cookies with olive oil

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Christmas cookies with olive oil is a very easy recipe, perfect also for those who are less experienced. The dough produces a light, crumbly, soft short-crust pastry which is also perfect for pies, biscuits, or Christmas sweets gifts.

Ingredients

Pastry flour 300 grams
eggs 2
extra virgin olive oil 70 ml
granulated sugar 100 grams
Baking powder 1 ts
Pure vanilla extract, lemon zest, or other flavouring as you like
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Preparation

Combine the flour, sugar and oil in a bowl.

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Mix and begin with your hands or a whisk. Add the eggs one at a time, and continue by kneading.

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Also add the pinch of yeast and vanilla. Continue kneading until you get a firm and compact dough, forming a loaf.

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The dough does not need rest. Sprinkle a work surface very lightly with flour and roll out dough evenly using a rolling pin until it is about 0.5 cm thick.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Cut the dough into circles, squares, or Christmas shapes using cookie cutters.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the cookies.

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Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes at 180° C in a ventilated oven.

Allow to cool and store in airtight container.

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Tips

You can fill the biscuits with jam, chocolate cream, hazelnut cream, or decorate with sugar ice.

At Christmas you can add mixed spices or other flavours as you like.

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