Your friends and family will love this 3D Christmas Cookie Tree! So simple to make from layers of Biscuit, Icing and Lollies.
You will need a 10 Piece Set of Star Cookie Cutters, which are available from Cake shops and Kitchen Stores. Plus online at places like Kitchen Warehouse, eBay, Target… & more (Our example above is from www.cookiecuttershop.com.au but you can also get cheaper plastic ones from other stores)
110g Soft Butter
110g Castor Sugar
1 small Egg
200g Plain Flour
¼ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
(you can also add a couple of drops of food colouring to create different colours)
Cream Together Butter & Sugar till fluffy
Add egg and other ingredients and mix
Wrap dough in glad wrap and rest for 30 minutes
Roll out on a floured board until approx. 4 – 5mm thick
Using your Cookie Cutters, cut out shapes
Place on a lined baking try
Bake in a preheated oven 160 deg, 8 – 9 minutes (only until just golden. They will continue to firm as they cool)
250g Royal Icing Sugar
Combine & Mix
Starting with the biggest Star Biscuit, sandwich each size on top of each using a small amount of icing. Remember to offset each star shape to give a Christmas tree effect.
Colour the remaining icing with a little green food colouring and pipe around the edges of the Biscuit tree (see photo) and decorate with lollies and even tiny cupcakes.
TIP…pipe on your icing using a round nozzle point. To make your own piping bags use a ziplock bag and cut the end off
(credit to our friends at Whoot)