About this recipe:I love making these Christmas tree biscuits to get into the Christmas spirit. They are loved by kids and adults alike. If you cannot find lime extract, simply omit it from the recipe, or add a tablespoon of grated lime zest.
475g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
250g butter, softened
350g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lime extract
2 drops green food colouring
200g plain chocolate buttons
coloured hundreds and thousands, to decorate
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Method Prep:2hr › Cook:7min › Ready in:2hr7min
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, lime and food colouring.
Gradually blend in the dry ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease baking trays.
On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough. Cut out shapes using Christmas tree shaped biscuit cutters. Sprinkle the trees with the coloured hundreds and thousands.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, being careful not to burn the edges. Remove from trays to cool on wire racks.
Once cool, melt the chocolate and dip the tree trunks into the melted chocolate. Leave to harden on wire racks.