Blogmas Day 18 : Edible Christmas Tree Decorations
Welcome to Blogmas Baking Week! From today until 24th I am going to be sharing a recipe with you all every single day! Today's recipe is for edible Christmas tree decorations. Enjoy - xx!
Ingredients (Makes about 40) :
Christmas Cookie Cutters
Ribbon or String
Piping bag with a fine nozzle
150g of Unsalted Butter
150g of Dark Muscovado Sugar
3 tbsp. of Golden Syrup
400g of Plain Flour
1 tsp. of Baking Powder
1 and 1/2 tsp. of Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. of Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. of Ground Ginger
200g of Icing Sugar
1 tsp. of Vanilla Extract
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 Fan/Gas Mark 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and golden syrup and combine well, then mix in the flour, baking powder and spices to make a smooth dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 3-4mm. Cut out with any Christmas cookie cutter of your choice and keep going until you've used up all of your dough, arranging them on baking trays as you go. Using a straw, poke out a hole in each biscuit.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Whilst the biscuits are still hot, poke through each hole again with the straw as some will have closed while baking. Transfer to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
Mix 1 tablespoon of warm water at a time into the icing sugar, add the vanilla extract and stir until you have think pipeable icing. Transfer to a piping bag with your thinnest nozzle, and decorate your cookies.
When the icing has set, string ribbon or string through each hole and hang on your tree!
So, I hope you all enjoyed this post and are looking forward to the next 6 recipes! I'll see you all tomorrow,
I'd love to see you recreate this recipe, so if you do post a picture on instagram and tag me - @louloves01 - and use #bakingwithlouloves.