Honey and cinnamon Christmas trees
These sweet Christmas tree biscuits will get your festive season off to a great start.
This recipe requires 15 minutes of chilling and 1 hour of setting time.
- Prep Time : 40 minutes
- Cook Time : 25 minutes
- Yield : 40
- Honey and cinnamon biscuit dough
- butter, at room temperature - 200g
- icing sugar mixture - 1/2 cup (80g)
- honey - 1/3 cup (80ml)
- plain flour, sifted - 2 cups (300g)
- self-raising flour, sifted - 1/4 cup (40g)
- ground cinnamon - 1/4 teaspoon
- milk - 2 tablespoons
- Glace icing
- eggwhites, lightly whisked - 2
- pure icing sugar - 3 1/4 cups (500g)
- fresh lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
- desiccated coconut - 1/2 cup
- Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and icing sugar mixture in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add honey. Beat until well combined.
- Place flours, cinnamon and milk in a bowl. Add butter mixture. Mix until dough begins to form. Turn onto a well floured surface. Knead gently until smooth. Divide dough in half and wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 160°C. Using a well floured rolling pin, roll one portion of dough out on a well floured surface until 5mm-thick.
- Using an 8.5cm Christmas tree cutter, cut out biscuits. Place on prepared trays. Bake,swapping trays halfway during cooking, for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp and golden. Cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Make glace icing: Using a wooden spoon, lightly beat eggwhites. Sift icing sugar over eggwhite. Stir until smooth. Add lemon juice and stir until well combined.
- Spread biscuits with icing, leaving a 2mm border. Sprinkle with coconut. Set aside for 1 hour to set. Serve or gift wrap.
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