The tree is one of the most widespread symbols to represent Christmas. It is an ancient custom that spread throughout Europe with the arrival of Christianity, and now it is not missing in any house during the Christmas holidays.
Continue this beautiful custom by making a pastry version with this Christmas cookie tree. A few star-shaped cookies and a little frosting can turn this treat into a cheerful and colorful decoration for your children.
- 250 grams of sugar
- 200 g of butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 500 gr of flour
- 350 grams powdered sugar
- 1 lemon
- Food colorings
1. Mix the sugar with the butter or margarine until fluffy. Add the eggs (reserve the extra white) and stir.
2. Add the flour and knead so that it integrates well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 180º. Spread the dough on a floured surface, shape stars of different sizes to make the shape of the tree.
4. Bake them for about 15 minutes at 180º, until golden brown. Let them cool down.
5. Form a glaze to join the cookies. Whip the egg whites until stiff with a few drops of lemon and green food coloring. Add the sugar little by little so that they do not fall.
6. Use the paste to assemble the tree, putting the cookies from largest to smallest size. Decorate the tree with a little more frosting stained in different colors and forming balls.
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