As Christmas is fast approaching, why not put up the Christmas Tree and decorate it together with your family. Why not also make Christmas Tree Cookies with your kids during the holidays? I'm sure your kids will have a lot of fun arranging and stacking up the star-shaped cookies from big to small. They can also make some 3D Christmas Tree with the remaining dough. Frost them with a little icing and stick the M&M chocolate candy as decoration. This will certainly brighten up the day!
Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies
(A) 40g Butter, softened
75g Brown sugar
(B) 1/8 tsp Salt
60g Fresh milk
(C) 250g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
sieve together in a bowl
Beat (A) butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy.
Add (B) salt, honey and fresh milk till creamy.
Pour in (C) flour mixture, scrap bowl and mixture till a soft dough.
Place dough it in a plastic sheet and chill for 60 minutes.
Roll chilled dough between two plastic sheets to 0.5 cm thick.
Use different shape of star cookies cutter to cut out dough and place on baking tray.
Bake at preheated oven 180C for 15 minutes and leave to cool.
Dust some icing sugar on cookies and stack them into tree shape. Attach tree topper with some royal icing.
For 3D Christmas tree, please refer to the tutorial.