Edible Christmas Gifts (4) ~ Gold Dust Christmas Cookies

Courtesy of Nigella, an easy festive cookie for you all to try. I bought my edible gold glitter, which is a necessity in this recipe I think, from Jane Ashers online store. I made these for Lowen's little friends at nursery (I've put them in the freezer for now) but I'm half tempted to make another batch and use them for Christmas tree decorations. They have a lovely delicate flavour and my only alteration to the recipe was the addition of some orange zest, which went great with the ginger.

Yield: 30 cookies

Gold Dust Cookies

Gold Dust Christmas Cookies
prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins


90g Butter, softened
100g Caster Sugar
1 Large Egg
1tsp ground ginger
Zest of 1 orange
200g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
Edible gold glitter


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c
Step 2: Cream butter and sugar, beat in egg followed by ginger and orange zest. Fold in flour, baking powder and salt and continue mixing until it comes together to form a soft dough.
Step 3: Form 2 discs, wrap in cling film and put in fridge to rest for 20 minutes
Step 4: Flour surface then roll out dough to 5mm thickness
Step 5: Cut shapes out and put onto baking sheet lined with parchment
Step 6: Sprinkle with gold glitter and bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on size of cookie.

Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)


  1. I believe all Christmas baking should include edible glitter :D

  2. Beth: How I've missed your dinners! I'm scrolling down and drooling. Those cookies are just adorable too. Lucky little Lowen.

  3. Ooooh, sparkly! These appeal to my inner magpie :)

  4. These look gorgeous Beth. I'm planning on making these for Christmas Eve now.

  5. I'm drooling away here Beth at your gorgeous cookies ~ they look stunning!! I have this recipe bookmarked to make in Nigella's new book :)

    Rosie x

  6. As soon as I saw these cookies I thought, those would make great Christmas tree decorations. Great minds and all that. :-)

    They sound lovely, I really like that you added orange to the recipe.

  7. These would be perfect for ornaments with their sparkle but I don't think they would last long at our place:D

  8. They're so pretty. I bet they would make great Christmas tree decorations.

  9. So cute and tasty too. I will be bookmarking this recipe to make with my kids.

  10. These are very lovely. I've just bought a new snoflake cookie cutter and am trying to hold out until the 1st December before using it - these cookies could be the perfect place to start!

  11. Beth I love your Gold Dust Christmas Cookies!! I'm definitely making them.


  12. Oooh! Those are beautiful! I was just reading a recipe a few days ago that called for edible gold glitter and I had never heard of it before! It definitely does make the cookie pretty.

  13. Oooh these look wonderful, I LOVE Christmas cookies.

  14. So you put the glitter on before baking? Does it not melt in the oven? And what makes it stick on?

  15. The edible gold glitter is quite sticky so it doesn't fall off. Im not sre why it doesn't melt, but it obviously withstands high oven temps.


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