These Christmas Cookies are perfect for the festive season. I am pretty sure that Santa would have a smile on his face if these turned up on his plate instead of a mince pie.
I have been wanting to make this style of cookie ever since the rainbow heart ones were all over Facebook a few years ago. Then I popped into Lakeland the other day and purchased a mini cookie cutter which was perfect! Now I fell I should be honest and tell you that these are pretty time consuming to make. They are on a par with cake pops as you need to keep putting them in and out of the freezer.
Christmas Tree Cookies
- 170g salted butter
- 100g icing sugar
- 2 egg yolks (Keep the whites for a wash.)
- 175g plain flour
- 2tbsp cornflour
- A couple of drops of caramel flavouring
- green food gel
- Cream the butter and icing sugar together.
- Stir in the egg yolks and caramel flavouring.
- Fold in the flour and cornflour to make a dough.
- Take a third of the mixture and use the green gel to color it.
- Place in the fridge for 20 mins.
- Roll out the green dough and cut out the Christmas tree shapes. Glue them on top of each other with the egg white and then place into the freezer for 20 mins to go hard.
- Take the trees out of the freezer and place the uncoloured dough around the trees. Roll into a cylinder.
- Apply egg wash and roll in the Christmas coloured sprinkles.
- Slice the dough to make individual cookies. Place in the oven at 180C for around 10 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool.
What are your favourite festive bakes? If you are looking for an alternative Christmas cake, why not check out my easy to make snow globe cake. Or if cake pops are your thing then I have some super cute Rudolph cake pops too.
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