Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree and these cookies are not only pretty but will also make a great addition to any festive table. Edible decorations – what could be better?

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 400g plain flour
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 free range egg, beaten
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1 medium egg white
  • glittery sprinkles

what you'll need to make our Christmas tree cookies

 

Christmas tree cookies made from star shaped biscuits with icing and glitter

 

Christmas tree cookies made from star shaped biscuits with icing and glitter

 

Christmas tree cookies made from star shaped biscuits with icing and glitter

 

  • 1

    Start by whisking together the butter, sugar and ground cinnamon until creamy and light and then add the beaten egg, flour and mix again until all combined.

    Christmas Tree Cookies - Step one

  • 2

    Scrape the dough together and form it into a ball then wrap the ball into clingfilm and leave to cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

    Christmas Tree Cookies - Step two

  • 3

    Grease a baking tray and cover with grease-proof paper and remember to preheat your oven to 180C.

    Christmas tree cookies - step three

  • 4

    Then flour your worktop and roll the dough out to be roughly 0.5cm thick.

    Christmas tree cookies - step four

  • 5

    Cut out 6 of each star size (you might have to roll out the dough more than once). Place the cut out stars onto the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes then take the smallest ones out, bake the remaining ones for another 5 minutes.

    Christmas tree cookies - step five

  • 6

    To make the icing, sift half of the icing sugar into the egg white and whisk until smooth.

    Christmas tree cookies - step six

  • 7

    Now add the rest of the icing sugar and whisk again until smooth.

    Christmas tree cookies - step seven

  • 8

    Using a small spoon or a paint brush, start by covering the largest star with icing.

    Christmas tree cookies - step eight

  • 9

    Top the tips of the iced star with sprinkles then put the second star on top.

    Christmas tree cookies - step nine

  • 10

    Cover the last star on the top with icing and with sprinkles and leave to dry.

    Christmas tree cookies - step ten

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By Carole Poirot on 10.12.18

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