Christmas is approaching and we would like to recommend a sweet preparation that can become a delightful gift to give your friends, an original placeholder for the table, or a small ornament to decorate home over the Christmas period: Cookie Christmas trees.
Moreover, baking Cookie Christmas trees is a wonderful opportunity to involve the little ones at home in manual and creative activities that will make the result even more special, whether to be eaten at breakfast on festive days or to be given as gifts to loved ones.
It takes dexterity and a little patience, but the result will give you great satisfaction.
Roll up your sleeves, let’s start making Cookie Christmas trees, and if you want to get creative, also try Christmas cookies and Cookie handleouse.
Cookie Christmas Trees
66g carbohydrates per 100g of cookie without icing
- 400g gluten-free cake flour**
- 150g butter
- 100g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 8g baking powder*
- 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of vanilla
Ingredients for the icing
- 150g icing sugar*
- 25g pasteurised egg white
**Ingredients specific for celiacs
*Ingredients whose labels must read “gluten-free” (or, in Italy, present on Prontuario AIC)
- Put the flour, butter, sugar, salt and eggs in a bowl. Mix well, then add the baking powder and vanilla.
- With the shortcrust pastry, prepare cookies using 6 descending star-shaped moulds. Bake the cookies in a static oven preheated to 180°C for 10-15 minutes. Let them cool down.
- For the icing, mix the pasteurised egg white with the icing sugar until smooth and firm. Fill a pastry bag with the icing and decorate the stars as desired. Once the icing has hardened, stack the cookies on top of each other, securing them with a little icing to form a Christmas tree. If you want to make other cookies, check out this recipe.
Version with gluten of Cookie Christmas trees
Replace the gluten free flour with the same amount of standard cake flour.