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Christmas Tree Cookies with White-Chocolate Snow

and Cardamom

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

81
calories
Calories
50 min.
Preparation
2 h.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 70 pieces
7 ounces Pastry flour (plus more for dusting)
1 pinch Cream of tartar
1 tablespoon Cocoa powder (about 10 grams)
2 ounces Sugar
1 pinch Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar
1 pinch ground Cardamom
3 ounces Cultured butter
4 tablespoons cold Milk (3.5% fat)
2 ounces white Couverture (or chocolate)
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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