Thursday, 24 December 2009

Cookie Tree

We made a cookie tree! I bought the cutters last year, actually, but for some reason we never got round to it. K is an accomplished biscuit-cutter-outer now, though, so it was into the frigid kitchen and on with the dough. These are vanilla biscuits rather than gingerbread; I think I'd like to try it with lebkuechen next time just for the yum factor. And of course next year I plan to actually have some icing sugar in which isn't damp, and some proper sweeties to decorate it, rather than panicking at the last minute and only having chocolate chips in. Still, it kept us busy on a snow-bound afternoon, and it is rather tasty...!

6 comments:

Primrose Corner said...

That tree looks really good. It looks like one of those ideas you can change endlessly each Christmas time. I'm ignorant though what is 'lebkuechen'?

cupotea said...

that's so cute! I love it.

Caroline said...

Thank you! :)

Lebkeuchen are a German Christmas tradition - a kind of spiced gingerbread or "honey bread", often covered in chocolate and sometimes with jam inside. I'm not sure if it's too soft but it's worth a try.

I spent a year in Heidelberg as part of my first degree and fell completely in love - back then they were difficult to get hold of here, but most of the big supermarkets have them now and of course the German Christmas markets in UK cities (for a price!).

I've obtained a recipe and will certainly give it a try next year - to confess, our cookie tree wasn't all that nice :( the recipe which came with the cutters was far too dry and didn't taste so good. I should have used my own ginger biscuit recipe but I was worried it wouldn't give a thick enough biscuit to stack.

Izabela said...

looks so yummy! I would love to try this as well :)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

that's lovely and reminds me that we have a set of stacking star cutters so far unused! maybe next year!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

That is wonderful. It is do cute that I wouldn't want to eat it...oh, ok, I would force myself lol.