These Gingerbread Christmas Tree cookies are bursting with sugar and spice, and sure to brighten up your next Christmas celebration!
For most people it wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread, and this certainly holds true in our house!
So when I made a batch of gingerbread this weekend, I couldn’t help but turn it into these adorable Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies.
I love how the green sanding sugar give that Christmas tree effect – almost like real pine needles.
Do you make Gingerbread for Christmas? What is your favorite gingerbread recipe?
Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 114 g butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 3 teaspoons allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup golden syrup
- 1 egg white
- 2 cups icing sugar
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Royal icing see recipe above
- Green sanding sugar
Make the Gingerbread Cookies
- In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Reduce the speed and mix in the ginger, mixed spice, salt and golden syrup before adding the egg. Mix well.
- Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a sifter and sift into the mixture and mix until just combined.
- Remove the mixture from the bowl and wrap in glad wrap and put in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and roll out the gingerbread dough onto a floured work surface.
- Use your favourite cookie cutters and cut the dough into shape and place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 12 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Make the Royal Icing
- In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat the eggs until stiff.
- Add the icing sugar and lemon juice and beat for 1 minute.
Decorating the Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies
- Add green food colouring to the royal icing until you reach your desired colour.
- Using a spatula ice the cookies in batches (approximately 6 at a time) and sprinkle with the sanding sugar.
- Set aside until icing is hard