Maybe you already know what’s on the table for Christmas dinner, but have you also thought about something delicious to finish with coffee or tea? Then I have a very nice and festive tip for you: edible Christmas trees made of almond cookies. You will really surprise your guests with that!
These Christmas trees are also nice for the brunch table as a sweet snack or maybe you can make a high tea in a Christmas atmosphere. The trees are also easy to prepare, because you can bake the cookies a day in advance and stack them on top of each other and garnish the next day.
I use my own recipe with almond flour as the basis for this cookie, which gives the cookie an extra delicious taste and fits perfectly into the Christmas theme. You can cut out the stars by hand with a knife, but I myself used cookie cutters in different sizes so that you can easily make a high and perfect Christmas tree. To fix the cookies on top of each other I used Hero Forest Fruit Jam, this not only colors beautifully but also adds a lot of flavor to your artwork. Hero’s jam contains a lot of fruit of the best quality. Also check out herojamstudio.nl for more great ideas with jam.
You can still decorate the Christmas trees made of cookies as you wish. I used some silver pearls and powdered sugar. But you can also use extra fruit, sprinkles and other decorations. Looking for a fun activity for Christmas? Then you can also let children and/or adults assemble and decorate the Christmas trees themselves. That will certainly be a pleasant and above all delicious afternoon.
Recipe Christmas tree almond cookies with blueberry jam
2 CHRISTMAS TREES
Hero forest fruit jam
55 g almond flour (or finely ground almond)
275 g flour + a little bit for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder
120 g sugar
110 g butter, cooled
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon cold water Icing
Optional: silver edible pearls
Star cutters in different sizes
Mix the flour, ground almonds or almond flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut the butter into pieces and add together with the cold water and the egg. Knead the dough with a mixer. Then knead it briefly with your hands until you have a smooth dough. Meanwhile heat the oven to 180 degrees. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough to about 3 mm thick.
Cut out stars with the shapes. I used 6 different sizes and made 4 cookies with each shape. So a total of 24. I still had a little dough left from which I made a few more stars. Place the stars of dough on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes. They will still be a little soft when done but will harden once they cool.
Take the 2 largest stars and spread them with a layer of jam. Place the other 2 largest stars here slightly twisted. Spread with a layer and jam and continue with the second largest stars etc. Finish with a little extra jam. Sprinkle the Christmas tree with some powdered sugar and possibly some silver pearls.
The cookies can be stored separately in a sealed container for a few days. The Christmas tree for a maximum of 1 day, the cookies will become slightly less crispy.
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