Christmas Tree Cookies

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Baking is one of my favourite activities to do during the Christmas period and so I couldn't resist but share with you the recipe to create these super cute and very festive, Christmas tree cookies. 

What you will need:
  • 235g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt 
  • 112g butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 bag of Jelly Tots
  • Green, ready to roll icing
  • 1/2 a bar of baking chocolate

How to make:
  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder and salt, mixing together.
  2. Leave aside for later.
  3. Add sugar to a bowl with butter and cream together until smooth. 
  4. Once smooth, add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix together.
  5. Once smooth, gradually sift in the flour mix from before. Mix together and then knead into a dough.
  6. Keep refrigerated for 2 hours. 
  7. Pre-heat your oven to 200 C / Gas Mark 6
  8. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough and cut into your desired shape. I used a glass to create a circle. 
  9. Using greaseproof paper onto a baking tray, place your dough shapes onto this and into the oven. Bake for approximately 6-8 minutes or until the edges are barely brown. 
  10. Whilst the biscuits are baking, prepare your decorations! Flatten your icing and using a miniature christmas tree cookie cutter, create your shapes for garnishing the biscuits later.
  11. You will also need to melt your chocolate. Break the bar into pieces and place into a bowl above a pan of cold water on the stove. As the water boils this shall melt the chocolate.
  12. Once the biscuits are cooled you can begin to decorate using the chocolate, iced christmas trees and jelly tots. Place in the fridge to set - Then eat and enjoy!

If you give this recipe a go, please do let me know in the comments as I would love to hear your thoughts! 
There's a funny story about this recipe actually.. I originally wanted to create cookies actually shaped like Christmas trees. Me and my mum searched everywhere for a Christmas tree cutter but we couldn't seem to find one anywhere and so we resorted to ordering online which, well you know how things online can be deceiving.. We couldn't believe how small the cutter was when it arrived, it was smaller than my little finger!! Ah well, these are still super cute and taste super yummy! 
If you would also like to see how to make candy cane and marshmallow hot chocolate stirrers, then you can click the link here. Until next time,

What have you been baking this holiday season?!
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