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Vanilla Christmas trees

Recipe from: 6 December 2000

Ingredients 10
Servings 30


  • 200
    unsalted butter
  • 100
    icing sugar
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 5
    vanilla essence
  • 250
    cake flour
  • silver balls, chocolate sprinkles and almond flakes to decorate
  • gift tin and greaseproof or tissue paper
  • Frosting:
  • 250
    icing sugar
  • 60
    lemon juice


60 mins
Beat butter, icing sugar and egg yolks until thick and creamy, then beat in vanilla essence and flour.
Wrap dough in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 160ºC.
Roll out dough to 5 mm thick on a floured board and cut out with tree-shaped biscuit cutter.
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.
Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Mix icing sugar and lemon juice and use to ice trees.
Decorate with silver balls, chocolate, sprinkles and flaked almonds.
Line tin with greaseproof or tissue paper and pack in biscuits.
Makes about 30 biscuits.

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