The Crazy Kitchen: Cooking With Your Toddler - Christmas Tree Biscuits

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Friday 25 November 2011

Cooking With Your Toddler - Christmas Tree Biscuits

Last week we made Pudsey Bear Biscuits for Children In Need. As the recipe made quite a large amount I cheated slightly for this week and saved half of the dough and kept it in the fridge to make Christmas Tree Biscuits this week.

Here is the recipe that we used :

Christmas Tree Cookies

225g Butter, softened
225g Caster Sugar
500g Plain Flour
4 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 - 2 tsp mixed spice (optional)

To decorate

Coloured mini chocolate beans (or coloured icing)
Christmas sprinkles
Gold & silver balls
Icing sugar mixed up to a paste with a small amount of water(or melted white chocolate)

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale & fluffy
  • Add the eggs & vanilla
  • Sift the flour & baking powder together and add to the wet ingredients
  • Mix until well combined
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to approx 5mm thick and cut out Star shapes - of varying sizes. We used a set a star cutters that we reviewed previously from Procook.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden. 
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Use the icing or melted chocolate to stack the stars starting with the largest at the bottom.
  • Decorate with icing and sprinkles/silver & gold balls.
These biscuits rise quite a bit and are quite thick, I think next time we will use a shortbread recipe, like the one we previously used with the star cutters. They looked great anyway and went down well with the whole family. 

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Jack decided he wanted to make some biscuits of his own with some spare dough - what do you think? I can see a pig, a duck & macka packa in there!




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