Christmas tree cut-out biscuits

Christmas tree cut-out biscuits


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About this recipe: Cut out these tasty biscuits into Christmas tree shapes, then decorate with icing for a fun family activity.


Makes: 60 Christmas tree biscuits

  • 180g icing sugar
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 310g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:38min 

  1. Mix icing sugar, butter or margarine, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in flour, bicarb and cream of tartar. Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured cloth-covered board, roll each half out to 4mm thick. Cut into Christmas tree shapes.
  3. Bake on parchment lined baking trays for 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool on wire racks and decorate as desired.

Decorating ideas

You can decorate with icing once the biscuits are fully cool. You may also sprinkle the biscuits with coloured decorating sugar before baking; green sugar works particularly well for Christmas tree biscuits. Press currants into the biscuits before baking for Christmas 'ornaments'.

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