Cookie Christmas tree

Cookie Christmas tree

The recipe of the day is not really a new recipe. Indeed, you already know these cookies, because they are my favorite at this time of year. It is the presentation, in a pretty fir tree, which changes a little.

In fact, I especially wanted to wish you a nice Christmas.

Enjoy your loved ones, have fun, enjoy yourself.

For my part, I am completely a fan of this little tree. For the moment, it is primarily used as decoration on the table, but it will be eaten as soon as Christmas is over. To do this, it’s very simple. In fact, all you need is a set of star-shaped cookie cutters with different sizes. Failing that, you can also have fun making paper patterns, and delicately cut around them. It’s a little longer, but it’s totally doable.

For the cookie recipe, I stick to my gingerbread cookies. They are very easy to make and delicious. They also have another advantage, not insignificant, the dough is very easy to work with. And that’s a real plus when you have to make a lot of cuts.

Once cooked, the stars are placed on top of each other and glued with a little royal icing. It is also used for decoration.

Do not hesitate to prepare several trees, playing on the sizes.

Cookie Christmas tree:

180g honey
140g brown sugar
4 tsp gingerbread spice (here)
1 level tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
230g soft butter
1 egg
540g flour

Warm the honey, sugar and spices. Let cool.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt.

In a salad bowl, or a robot, pour the honey, then add the butter. To mix together.
Add the egg. To mix together.
Then add the flour gradually and mix until you have a ball of dough.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
Cut out stars of different sizes and place them as you go on a baking sheet.
As soon as a plate is full, cook for about 10 minutes for the small ones, 12 minutes for the larger ones.

While the first batch is cooking, prepare the next. Proceed in this way until the last piece of dough. For a small tree, you will need 10 stars of different sizes. For a higher one, we can put twice the same size.

Let cool on rack.

Christmas tree gingerbread cookies

Royal icing:

1 white egg
150 g icing sugar (approx.)

Whisk the egg white.
Add the icing sugar in several times, until you have the ideal consistency, i.e. firm enough not to spread and harden quickly and still liquid enough to be able to be used easily in a bag fitted with a thin nozzle. from 1.5 to 2 mm.

Put a dot of royal icing in the center of the biggest star. Put a slightly smaller one on it, alternating the branches. Do this until the smallest.

Decorate each branch and the top star.

Add pearls, or icing sugar.
Christmas tree in cookies, icing sugar

Merry Christmas!

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