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Friday, December 21, 2012

Bake ahead Christmas - Part III - a biscuit tree

What a merry time we had last weekend with friends making biscuits to produce a Christmas tree tower. Our husbands gallantly used their good right arms to do the mixing of a simple sweet dough recipe:

300g unsalted butter, softened
300g caster sugar
2 small eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
600g plain flour, sifted

and we used Lakeland 3d Christmas cookie cutters to make the shapes. When baked and cooled I covered the biscuit stars in rolled fondant icing, brushed all over some edible glitter and decorated the edges with silver balls. I actually thought it might turn out to look like the leaning tower of Pisa but, as you can see, it is fairly straight and ready for the festive table.


  1. Oooh that looks beautiful, I have the 3D kit too, I love the result. I usually pop a bit of ginger or nutmeg (or both) into the mix to make it a bit more Christmassy! I used a chocolate/hazelnut butter cream to stick together my last one and it did go all leaning tower of pisa. Will stick with fondant / apricot jam next time.

    1. Thanks for response - my friends also chose a more spicy mix for their tree and I suppose any flavoured biscuit or shortbread recipe could be used.

  2. Looks wonderful, Gill - well done everyone! x