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Christmas cookies "Herringbone"

Ingredients for the preparation of Christmas cookies "Herringbone"

For cookies

  1. Butter 200 grams
  2. Sugar 1/2 cup
  3. Wheat flour 2 cups
  4. Egg 1 piece
  5. Zest (orange and lemon) to taste
  6. Water 1 tablespoon

For cream

  1. Butter 100 grams
  2. Condensed milk 1/2 cans

To decorate

  1. Multi-colored pills to taste
  2. Sugar (fine) to taste
  • Main Ingredients: Oil, Flour, Condensed Milk
  • Serving 8 servings


Baking parchment, star cookie shapes of different sizes, rolling pin, deep plate, mixer, teaspoon, baking sheet, hot pot holders, cling film.

Cooking Christmas tree cookies "Herringbone":

Step 1: Cook the dough.

Mix the butter softened at room temperature with sugar, egg, wheat flour and grated zest. At the very end add 1 tablespoon ice water. Knead the dough, shape it into a bowl, wrap it with cling film and refrigerate 20 minutes minimum.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator, roll it into a thin layer and cut out cookies in the shape of stars. Cookies should be of different sizes, bigger and smaller.

Step 2: Bake the cookies.

Put the prepared stars on a baking sheet covered with parchment and place in a preheated 180-200 degrees the oven. Bake cookies until they turn golden. After the finished stars, you can sprinkle with small sugar and remove to cool to room temperature.

Step 3: Prepare the cream.

In order to prepare the cream, pour condensed milk into the mixer bowl, add softened butter to it and whisk everything thoroughly.

Step 4: Collect the Christmas cookies.

Christmas trees gather very easily. First, take the largest stars, grease with cream and fasten together.

After that, take smaller stars so that your "Christmas Tree" tapers to the top of the head, as it should be. Continue to grease each cookie with cream and lay them on top of each other.

When your “Fir-trees" become the right height, decorate them on top with the remnants of sweet cream and colorful dragees. You can serve!

Step 5: Serve Christmas Cookies.

New Year's fir-tree cookies will decorate your table and give an unforgettable feeling of a holiday and expectation of a miracle. They do not even need to be cooked on the holiday itself, you can take the baking of children on the New Year holidays. It only at first glance it seems that preparing neat Christmas trees is difficult, in fact, everything is very simple and interesting. And delicious!
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- In addition to multi-colored dragees, the tree can be decorated with icing sugar, grated chocolate or cocoa powder, as well as candied fruit.

- It’s very easy to make patterns for cutting stars: take a thick cardboard and draw stars of three different sizes on it, and then just cut them out. Apply the finished template to the dough and cut cookies on it.

- Such Christmas trees can be prepared from any cookies. Of ginger, for example.