Knobby trees


These lovely edible Christmas trees will be the hit of your Christmas tea time table. If you have time enough you can even cook them just on Christmas Eve together with your kids to sweeten time of waiting for Santa to come. You may take any recipe for cookies that usually are rolled. I took the following ingredients:

250g wheat flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 100g caster sugar, 1 dash of salt, 1 bag of vanilla sugar, 3 egg yolks (size M), 150g soft butter, some green food coloring, 1 tsp of baking cocoa, some powdered sugar and sugar pearls for decorating.

Give all ingredients, except food coloring, cocoa and decorating material, into a large bowl and knead with the hooks of your food processor. Then wrap dough in film and place in refridgerator for half an hour.
Now take off one quarter of your dough and knead in cocoa powder. This dough is neede to the trees’ trunks. The remaining dough will be colored green. Therefor give food coloring to the dough and knead between two layers of wrapping film until completely colored.


Now form 10 little balls having a diameter of 1cm for every Christmas tree and assemble them directly on your baking tray as on the picture above. Take some brown dough and form a ball a bit larger to make the trunk. Press it lightly at its side and put it beneath the first row of green balls.
Cook trees in your preheated oven at 175°C for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet. Then put them on a cooling rack for decorating.


Mix powdered sugar with some drops of water and scatter it on your trees. Set some sugar pearls on top. Just before serving  dust the trees with some powdered sugar again. Thus it will snow at least on your tea-time table.


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