Spiced Kiwi Cookies

  • 30 mins to prepare
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  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice

Baking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an oven tray.

Cream the butter and sugar, until light. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Sift in the combined dry ingredients and mix until they form a ball. If the dough is warm, chill it for 30 minutes.

Roll out to about 5mm thickness. With the point of a sharp knife, cut around the kiwi template to make about 15 cookies. Place on the oven tray. Bake for about 15 minutes until lightly brown around the outside. Cool, then decorate as desired.

Made in 30 minutes. Makes about 15.

Tip: Any scraps can be combined and rolled out again to make more cookies.

Decorating Suggestions

Pink-KiwiChic Pink Kiwi:

Colour white royal icing with a dash of red food colouring and knead until the colour is evenly distributed. Roll out to about 3mm thickness. Cut a kiwi shape using the template. Brush a cookie with a little melted jam. Top with the icing. Pipe the edges with writing icing. Make dots in the centre and for the eye. Garnish with silver cachous and a red sprinkle for the eye.

Easter-KiwiEaster Kiwi:

Roll out yellow icing to about 3mm thickness. Cut a kiwi shape using the template. Brush a cookie with a little melted jam. Top with the icing. Garnish with long thread coconut.

Little-White-KiwiLittle White Kiwi:

Ice a kiwi cookie with white icing. Make lines on the body using writing icing and egg-shaped cookie decorations or similar. Use a little icing to hold the decorations in place.

Mixed-Media-KiwiMixed Media Kiwi:

Spread a little melted white chocolate over part of the body of a kiwi cookie. Sprinkle with chocolate hail. Lightly dust the rest of the body with ground cinnamon.

NZ-KiwiNZ Kiwi:

Spread a kiwi cookie with chocolate icing or melted dark chocolate. Pipe the edges with white icing. Cut a silver fern from rice paper, silver foil or white paper and place it on the body using a little melted jam to hold it in place. Discard the fern before eating.


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