This amazing 3D Christmas Cookie Tree looks stunning but is surprisingly easy to make!
To make this 3D Christmas Cookie Tree, you will need a 10 Piece Set of Star Cookie Cutters, which are available from Cake shops and Kitchen Stores. They are also available online at places like Kitchen Warehouse, eBay, Target… & more (Our example below 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
Big thank you for our friends at Whoot for their creative idea and beautiful photos
For other fun Christmas ideas, you might like to read our other posts:
And for Fairy Door Christmas fun…How to Decorate your Fairy Door for Christmas