Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Star Cookie Christmas Tree

This weekend saw the first attempt at the cookie Christmas tree, made using these cutters from Lakeland. We were really pleased with it and hope my step uncle, aunt and cousins are too!

Cookie Recipe

225g plain flour
Pinch of salt
100g sugar
125g butter, cubed
1 egg yolk
1-2 tbsps cold water
1. Sift flour and salt into mixing bowl and stir in sugar
2. Work in butter using fingers
3. Stir in the egg yolk and enough water to hold the mixture together, bring into a ball
4. Wrap and chill the dough in the frige for at least 30 minutes
5. Roll out onto a floured surface (to about 3mm thickness) and cut out shapes
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4

Lakeland use a different recipe on the back of the cookie cutter box, which also looks tasty. We cheated and cut the star icing out from some ready rolled icing for ease, but you could make your own to put on top. We then made a little base from a square of cardboard covered in foil and wrapped it up in cellophane to make it look a bit special:

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