Cookie Christmas Tree

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baking, christmas, thermomix

The cookie Christmas tree has become something of a tradition, or to be more precise two cookie trees- one for decoration and one for eating…

 

Crate and barrel star cookie tree cutters

Any cookie recipe will work, I guess- there is one included with the Crate and Barrel cutter set. The set includes 10 star cookie cutters of different sizes and it is suggested that you 19 stars in total. Use a royal icing to create the effect you want after you stack the cookies. In the UK Lakeland now sell a similar set.

Thermomix citrus cookies were made here and I doubled the recipe which follows. Zest of lemon, 100g sugar, 300g plain flour, 150g softened butter, 3 egg yolks. The cookie dough was refrigerated for an hour before rolling, using the appropriate cutter and baking on parchment for 20 min in the baking oven of my aga. In a conventional 20 min oven 160°C

 

Tomtar is looking on to check for disasters…….

You could adapt the icing to create a green tree, fairy lights…

 

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2 thoughts on “Cookie Christmas Tree”

  1. That looks great. I love the idea of the tree instead of the gingerbread house!
    Enjoy waiting for the Christmas =)

    With love SonyaBlue

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    • Thank you so much. I have never tried to made a gingerbread house though some of them do look amazing. Christmas baking is south fun!

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