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Christmas tree biscuits

Recipe from: 12/1/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 15
Servings 20
Time 1 hour


  • 125
  • 110
    castor sugar
  • 5
    vanilla essence
  • 1
    large egg
  • 270
    cake flour
  • 65
  • 5
    baking powder
  • 1
  • slivered almonds
  • 250
    icing sugar
  • poppy seeds
  • cinnamon sugar
  • silver balls
  • gold or silver ribbon


12 min
Beat butter and castor sugar together until light. Add vanilla essence and egg. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Knead to form a stiff dough. Roll out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 4 mm. Cut into tree shapes. Using a straw, make a small hole in the top of each tree shape. Transfer to greased baking trays. Decorate a quarter of the tree shapes with almonds and leave the others plain. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ºC for 10-12 minutes until light brown. Allow biscuits to cool thoroughly, then decorate remaining biscuits. Mix together icing sugar and 25-30 ml hot water to make a smooth icing. Spread two thirds of the plain trees with icing. Sprinkle half of these with poppy seeds and the other half with cinnamon sugar. Make small dots of icing around the edges of the remaining plain biscuits. Press a silver ball on to each icing dot and wait for icing to set. Once set, thread silver or gold ribbon through the holes at the top of each tree. Tie ribbon together with a knot to form a loop. Hang biscuits on the Christmas tree. Makes 20.

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