Christmas Recipes

Christmas Tree Biscuits

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Cadbury Christmas Tree Biscuits Recipe

These beautifully short chocolate biscuits are enjoyed by everyone, even more so with a festive twist!

What you need

125g butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon milk
1½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Pinch salt

100g butter, extra, softened
1 teaspoons vanilla, extra
2 teaspoons milk
2 -3 cups icing sugar mixture
Green food colouring

Edible gold star sprinkles or Christmas themed decals, for decorating, optional

Make it

  1. CREAM the butter and sugar until light and fluffy and then stir in vanilla. Beat in the egg and milk, and then stir in sifted flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a floured surface and gently knead together.
  2. WORKING with half of the dough at a time, roll out on a floured surface until ½ cm thick. Using a 3, 5 and 7 cm star shaped cutters, cut stars from the dough and place on greased baking trays. Gather together the remaining dough and gently reroll and cut more shapes. You will need 20 of each size in all.
  3. BAKE in a moderate oven 180°C for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before lifting off onto rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until required.
  4. BEAT the extra butter until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla and milk then gradually beat in enough icing sugar to produce a thick butter cream, and then add the food colouring.
  5. SPOON the icing into a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle. Pipe a rosette onto each large and medium biscuit and a star onto the small biscuits then stack to resemble a tree. Allow to firm at room temperature. Store chilled in an airtight container until required. Sprinkle with edible gold sprinkles if desired, just prior to serving.