At work I am finishing as much as possible for this year. Friday I am having a day off already until the second day of Christmas, which is 6 days in total. Than I will be working 2 days and have another week of Holiday. I am really looking forward to the fact that I don’t have to do anything and can relax with Jens and Leyla. I can get into the kitchen if I want to, read a book if I want to and just relax! I even notice, and it is really strange for me to say this, that I am looking forward to Christmas.
You might know that I am not a big fan of Christmas. I don’t like it when things are mandatory or when I have to do things and that is why I don’t like Christmas that much, because if there is one thing that is mandatory, it is definitely Christmas. But don’t ask me why, but I am quite looking forward to it. Maybe also because the group of people we are with is smaller than last year, just my parents and sister and having a nice meal. Everybody makes a course and we are giving each other presents in the meantime, so the atmosphere is more relaxed.
I also love the fact that I am having so many days of in the upcoming weeks. Sunday I will be making a nice beef stew and on Monday Jens and I eat lamb rack out of the oven with a honey/port sauce, like we do every year at Christmas evening. So the first day of Christmas we are at my parents where I make the dessert. The second day of Christmas we are at my parents in law.
And to get into that Christmas vibes already I made this delicious recipe for these cute Christmas tree cookies. You can also make them with your kids in the Christmas Holiday break.
Baking time: 15 minutes
Amount: Depending on the size, approximately 19 cookies
- Baking Paper
- Baking Tray
- Rolling Pin
- Cookie Cutter
- Mixing Bowl
Next add the honey, almond milk and egg to it and mix again until you have a firm dough. If the dough is too sticky you can add some extra flour. Lay the dough on a piece of baking paper and lay another piece of baking paper on top of it to make sure the dough is between 2 pieces of baking paper. Roll with a rolling pin, this way it won’t stick to the kitchen counter or the rolling pin. When the dough is a bit more flat you can cover it with some flour and roll again until you have a flat dough of approximately 0,5 centimeters high.
When you have a flat dough of approximately 0,5 cm high you can cut the cookies. I used Christmas tree cutters, but you can also use other ones. Continue until you are out of dough. You can make approximately 19 cookies with this amount of dough.
Lay the cookies on a piece of baking paper on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven. Pay attention that the baking time may differ per oven.
Let the cookies cool down. Grab 2 pans and fill the biggest one with some water, put on low heat fire and put the smaller pan in the bigger one and put the chocolate in the smaller pan. The chocolate will melt au bain marie because of the warmth from the lower pan. Put some grated coconut in a bowl or soup plate. When the cookies are cooled down you can carefully get them through the chocolate or cover with a butter tassel with chocolate. Afterwards you can get them through the coconut for a snow effect.
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