Christmas Cookie Tree

2012-12-24
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 60m

Christmas Cookie Tree 

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Here’s another gorgeous idea for Christmas Day edible decorating. Something a little different, and definitely a conversation starter, these little cookies look beautiful and taste delicious. Merry Christmas.

Tips: 

  • We have included an icing recipe for you but another option is buying a packet of royal icing from the shops or just using the old icing sugar and water trick  – approx 1 cup icing sugar wit 1 tbs of water.
  • Alternatively, you can sprinkle on some raw or white sugar before putting cut cookies into the oven – this gives them a pretty sparkle and is an easy fix if you are low on time.
  •  To create the Christmas tree, simply cut out star shapes of varying size and use green icing (try our natural food dye options in green). It is good to have a few of each size star.  Just layer the stars on top of each other until you reach a desired height. Sprinkle with icing sugar for the snow effect.

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup wholemeal flour
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ICING - here are our icing ingredients but any icing recipe would work well
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ¼ cup meringue powder or “Pavlova Magic”
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

Method

Step 1

Sift wholemeal and plain flour in a bowl and set aside.
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Step 2

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat for about 8 minutes or until it becomes creamy and pale. Scrape mixture from side of bowl. -

Step 3

Add vanilla and egg and continue beating until well combined, about 2 minutes. -

Step 4

On a low speed, add the flour mixture and beat until a dough forms.
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Step 5

Knead dough lightly on a clean floured surface, adding a small amount of flour if dough is sticky.
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Step 6

Roll between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Dough needs to be firm. -

Step 7

Preheat oven to 160°C. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. -

Step 8

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are golden. Allow to cool on tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Decorate as desired.
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Step 9

(ICING) Whisk dry ingredients together on a low speed using electric mixer. Add vanilla to water then slowly add that to the dry ingredients, mixing on a low speed until incorporated. Increase speed to medium-high and mix until stiff peaks form. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Neha on February 17, 2016

    Christmas cookie

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  2. posted by Neha on February 17, 2016

    Christmas cookie look good

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  3. posted by Kariyn on August 14, 2016

    Kids love these.

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