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Cookie Tree Decorations

with Nuts and Fruits
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Cookie Tree Decorations

Cookie Tree Decorations - Old-fashioned oraments for a colorful tree during the holidays

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Health Score:
6,6 / 10
1 hr 20 min.
ready in 4 h. 10 min.
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Nutritional values

Spelt and wholemeal flour and hazelnuts, all good things, are in the wonderfully old-fashioned biscuits. The pretty decoration is also very attractive: nuts and dried fruit contain nerve-strengthening B vitamins and minerals. So: Snacking expressly allowed!


As a precaution, bake twice as much so that the Christmas tree is not "looted" prematurely. The cookies stay crumbly for a long time in tin cans.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie159 kcal(8 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)
Sugar added8 g(32 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E5 mg(42 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate12 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin3.4 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium109 mg(3 %)
Calcium23 mg(2 %)
Magnesium20 mg(7 %)
Iron0.7 mg(5 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.5 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.4 g
Uric acid13 mg
Cholesterol16 mg
Development of this recipe:


7 ounces Whole wheat flour
7 ounces Spelt flour (type 630)
3 ½ ounces ground Hazelnuts
4 ½ ounces Raw cane sugar
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
5 ½ ounces Margarine
3 eggs
4 ½ ounces powdered sugar
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Dried Fruit (such as mango, raisins, cranberries)
3 tablespoons almonds (and other nuts or seeds, such as sunflower, pine, pistachio)
In addition:
thin Ribbon (for hanging)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Spelt flourMargarineWhole wheat flouralmondegg

Kitchen utensils

1 Kitchen scale, 1 Teaspoon, 1 large Mixing bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Cutting board, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Cookie cutter (in desired shapes), 1 if necessary Toothpick or wooden sticks, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Wire rack, 1 deep bowl, 1 Small knife, 1 Pastry brush

Preparation steps

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 1

Combine both flours, the hazelnuts, sugar, cream of tartar, margarine and 2 eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat with the dough hook of a hand mixer to a crumbly dough.

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 2

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and quickly knead with hands until dough is smooth.

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 3

Shape the dough into a ball, flatten slightly, wrap in plastic wrap and let rest for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 4

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to approximately 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut out dough with cookie cutters in desired shapes.

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 5

Pierce a hole in each cookie with a toothpick or wooden skewer for hanging with a ribbon. (If you do not want the cookies as tree ornaments, you can of course also bake without a hole.)

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 6

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and place shapes on the sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F/convection 325°F until firm, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Gather together the dough scraps, knead again, roll, cut and bake.

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 7

Separate remaining egg. Place egg white in a tall vessel (save the egg yolk for another use). Beat with the whisk of a hand mixer until stiff, then beat in the powdered sugar.

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 8

If desired, tint half of the icing with cocoa powder. Finely dice large pieces of dried fruits. 

Cookie Tree Decorations preparation step 9

Cover the cookies with icing and then decorate with almonds or other nuts and seeds and dried fruit. Allow to set completely before hanging with a ribbon or serving.