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Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow

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Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow

Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow - Let it snow - to the delight of large and small sweet tooths

Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h.
Ready in
Calories:
81
calories
Calories
0
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Ingredients

for
70
pieces
7 ounces
Pastry flour (plus more for dusting)
1 pinch
1 tablespoon
Cocoa powder (about 10 grams)
2 ounces
1 pinch
1 teaspoon
1 pinch
ground Cardamom
3 ounces
4 tablespoons
2 ounces
white Couverture (or chocolate)
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Kitchen scale, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Mixing bowl, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Rolling pin, 3 Baking sheets, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Cookie cutter (tree-shaped, 6.5 cm), 3 large Wire racks, 1 Small pot, 1 Large knife, 1 metal Bowl, 1 small Freezer bag, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Hand mixer

Preparation steps

1.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 1

Mix together flour, cream of tartar, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, vanilla sugar and cardamom in a mixing bowl.

2.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 2

Cut the butter into small pieces add to the flour mixture along with the cold milk.

3.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 3

Beat with the dough hook of a hand mixer to a smooth dough and roll out about 3 mm (approximately 1/4-inch) thick on a lightly floured surface.

4.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut out the dough with tree-shaped cutters (about 6.5 cm) (approximately 2 1/2 inches) and place cut dough on the sheets. Bake in batches on middle rack of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) until set, about 10 minutes.

5.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 5

Allow the trees to cool on parchment paper on a large wire rack. Fill a small pot about 2/3 with water and bring to a boil. Reduce to the lowest heat so that the water only boils slightly.

6.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 6

Meanwhile, chop the couverture or white chocolate. Put half of it in a small metal bowl and melt over the pot of simmering water  over low heat. Add the remaining chocolate and melt, stirring. 

7.
Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow preparation step 7

Put the melted chocolate in a small freezer bag, snip off a small corner and pipe the chocolate as "snow" on the fir trees. Allow to dry completely before removing trees from the parchment paper.

Health information

Exact nutritional values of this recipe  
Nutritions
1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie81 kcal(4 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates11 g(7 %)
Sugar added4 g(16 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.1 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.3 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate1.8 μg(1 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0.2 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium33 mg(1 %)
Calcium5 mg(1 %)
Magnesium5 mg(2 %)
Iron0.3 mg(2 %)
Iodine0 μg(0 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.6 g
Uric acid4 mg
Cholesterol6 mg
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