These are lovely and easy, and something that kids can make from beginning to end, as long as you don’t worry too much how they turn out. They could also be good to use for making and shaping Christmas decorations — you could make white or brown faces with eyes, mouth, hair, even white and brown plaits... You might like to add some ground cinnamon, anise, cardamom or other spices to the dough.
Mash together the butter and sugar in a bowl with
Divide the dough in half. Add the cocoa to one half, kneading it in thoroughly. Knead the remaining
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the doughs separately to a thickness of about a few millimetres, depending on what you decide to make. You can cut out circles, squares and Christmas shapes with a biscuit cutter, cut free-form shapes with a small blunt knife, or make plaits by folding strips of each colour over each other and pressing the ends together. Put on baking trays lined with baking paper, allowing
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