Well, we haven't bought our Christmas Tree yet. I was thinking if I should or shouldn't. I had threw mine away a couple of years ago and hubby and the gals were suggesting that we should get a new one to have the Christmas feelings...
And for now... I decided to play with my dough and made these Christmas Tree Cookies.
And perhaps, these trees should do for now???
When these cookies were baked, I was very excited as they looked very pretty...
So much prettier than what I had expected.
I couldn't helped but taking a little bit more pictures of these cookies.
Using the decorating sugar bits, the "stars" for the top and the "thousand sprinkles" for the "lights".
They just looked simply like a sparkling Christmas Tree.
The girls loved them very much and Mimi had a few of them this morning.
They are looking forward to help me out in my next bake as a Christmas Gift for my friends.
But the truth is, they are more interested to play with the dough and make their own designs.
These were my own "equations" of the Christmas Tree "pictures" and I hope they were understandable to you... :-p
For the tree, you need about 80g of the original dough and mixed it with 1 tsp of matcha powder.
For the tree trunk, you need about 10g of the original dough and mixed it with 1 tsp of cocoa powder.
The rest will be using the original dough to cover up the tree, probably about 100g of the original dough.
As these are based on my own "calculations", you may adjust to your desired dough (weight/color)
Using the same recipe as the Rabbit Cookies.
Here is the cookie recipe:
(yeilds about 25 pieces)
(As the recipe is self-translated by me, do bear with me:-p)
70g unsalted butter
(very softened at room temperature)
50g icing sugar
1/2 beaten egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp baking powder
130g plain flour
10g milk powder
1. Cream the butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl until pale yellow.
2. Add in the beaten egg in 2~3 addition, make sure it blends well.
3. Add in the vanilla essence and mix well.
4. Add in the sieved flour, baking powder and milk powder into the batter, using a spatula to mix to form a dough. Do not over mix the batter.
5. Freeze the dough for 1 hour before using
You may wish to try them out as it was really pretty fun to do so.
Have fun and a Merry Christmas to come:-D