Frosted Gingerbread Trees

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Frosted Gingerbread Trees
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 9 h.
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Ingredients

for
14
For the dough
150 grams
250 grams
250 grams
brown Sugar
100 grams
ground almonds
400 grams
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
1
organic Lemon
1 tablespoon
1
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
1
For the icing
1
200 grams

Preparation steps

1.

For the dough, cut the butter into pieces, place with the honey and sugar in a saucepan, and heat while stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and let cool.

2.

Then add in the almonds with the flour, spices and all of the eggs, and knead thoroughly with a hand mixer (with a dough hook attachment). Add a little flour, if necessary. Stir the baking soda with the rum until smooth, add into the dough and knead until the dough until is shiny and no longer sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator overnight.

3.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4.

Thinly roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut out 8-10 cm (approximately 3-4 inch) wide fir trees using a template, or cut out by hand. Place the pieces on the tray and bake until golden brown for about 15-20 minutes. Carefully loosen the gingerbread trees from the plate and allow to cool on a wire rack.

5.

For the icing, beat the egg whites until stiff and gradually sprinkle in the powdered sugar. Beat into a thicker icing, until stiff peaks form. Brush the gingerbread trees with the icing and allow to dry. Then decorate with the remaining icing and let dry again. Serve.