Honey Cookies for the Christmas Tree

I don't want to rush you but do you know that Christmas is calling us now? The tree is almost ready, only a few decorations are missing: and this year I decided to make it even more beautiful with alternative decorations and all to eat! Instead of the classic balls, how about using cookies made with our hands? Let's find out the idea!

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  • Ingrediants

    For the biscuits

    • 150 g of white flour of type 00
    • 1 pinch of baking powder
    • Grated rind of untreated lemon
    • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • 60 g (1 medium) of eggs
    • 40 g of powdered sugar
    • 50 g of butter
    • 40 g of honey
    • 100 g of spelled flour

    To decorate (optional)

    • 40 g of egg white
    • 1 tablespoon of colored sugared almonds, pralines or chocolate sprinkles
    • Q.b. of powdered sugar

    Materials Needed

    • Christmas stencils
    • Scale weighs food
    • Sieve
    • Baking paper
    • Baking tray
    • Rolling pin
    • Satin ribbons

    Preparation

    1. In a bowl, sift the white flour with the spelled flour, the icing sugar and a pinch of baking powder. Flavor with a mix of spices of your choice, such as lemon zest, cinnamon and powdered ginger.
    2. Add an egg, the softened butter and the honey: work the dough until you get the consistency typical of shortcrust pastry.
    3. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest for half an hour.
    4. Take the dough and roll it out with a rolling pin to a thin thickness.
    5. With one or more shapes in the shape of a star, Christmas tree or ball, make lots of cookies, kneading the cutouts again to get more sweets.
    6. In the center of each biscuit, make a small hole with the help of a straw or a small cookie cutter mold. Gradually place the honey and spice biscuits on a plate lined with baking paper.

    Why pierce the cookies?
    The central hole is used to pass the ribbon: only in this way can the biscuits be hung on the tree at a later time.

    1. Brush half of the biscuits with lightly beaten egg white, then sprinkle them as desired with pralines or sugar sprinkles.
    2. Place the biscuits in the oven and bake them for 10-12 minutes at 160 ° C. Leave to cool completely.
    3. Make the water icing to decorate the uncoated biscuits. Mix the icing sugar with a few drops of water, adding a few drops of coloring as desired. Place the icing in a paper or plastic croissant, then decorate the cookies as you like. Alternatively, use simple food markers.
    4. Insert a satin ribbon in each biscuit. Hang the treats on the Christmas tree.

    Alice's comment - PersonalCooker

    Now we just have to decorate the Christmas tree with these fragrant cookies: my grandchildren will have a lot of fun decorating it with these sweets (assuming they don't eat them sooner than expected)! With My-personaltrainer, Christmas is never it was so sweet!

    Nutritional values ​​and Health Comment on the recipe

    ATTENTION! Due to the lack of some nutritional values, it was not possible to provide a translation of the chemical components of the food.
    Honey biscuits are foods that fall into the group of sweets. They have a rather significant caloric intake, provided above all by carbohydrates, followed by lipids and finally by proteins.
    Carbohydrates are mainly complex, unsaturated fatty acids and proteins of medium and high biological value.
    Cholesterol is relevant and fibers are abundant.
    Honey biscuits are not suitable for the diet of overweight subjects and / or those suffering from metabolic diseases, especially hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia.
    They are not recommended in case of celiac disease and lactose intolerance.
    They are not in contrast with the lacto-ovo vegetarian philosophy, while they are not suitable for the vegan one.
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