Holiday Stained Glass Tree Cookies

Elizabeth Ellory with a creative – and tasty – way to spice up your Christmas tree this year.
By Elizabeth Ellory

I wanted to make something to brighten up our Korean Christmas tree this year as there is not much Christmas cheer in Korea and some of our decorations have been damaged as we moved from one apartment to the next.  I stumbled across a recipe which I adapted to make some festive stained glass cookie decorations. They turned out pretty well.
 
 
Holiday stained glass tree cookies
 
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A wow factor treat for your Christmas tree. These simple and hardy cookies will go the distance in taste and beauty.
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Recipe Type: Baking
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarb soda
  • 2tsp ginger
  • 100g butter
  • 175g brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 beaten egg
  • milk to bind together
  • Boiled sweets crushed
Instructions
  1. Grease and line two baking trays.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda and ginger together.
  3. Rub in the butter with your finger tips until the mixture has the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  4. Add honey, sugar and egg. Form into a dough and add milk a little at a time until a soft palpable dough is formed. Rest it for 5 minutes.
  5. Flour a surface and roll our your dough until it is around ½cm thick.
  6. Use cutters to make shapes with a space for the window.
  7. Make a hole in the top with a chopstick or straw.
  8. Crush a boiled sweet (a garlic crusher works a treat). Place the sweet in the central window try not to sprinkle on the cookie.
  9. Put all cookies in the oven 180 C for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  10. Cool on a baking rack.
  11. Once the sweets are hardened, gently peel off the baking sheet. Tie string or ribbon through the hole and use to decorate you tree or windows
 
 
Christmas Tree biscuits made with crushed boiled sweets
 

Lizzie Ellory-Hoare

Lizzie Ellory-Hoare

Lizzie Ellory-Hoare is a passionate food blogger currently based in Harrogate, UK. An English baker from a young age, Elizabeth finds much enjoyment in tasting, reading about and cooking interesting and delicious food. Lizzie returned to England following working in South Korea where she began to share her foodie finds as she explored new cultures. She worked extensively in the kitchens at a well known Cafe Tearooms in Nth. Yorkshire and now trains young professionals in the catering and hospitality industry. You can follow her on her blog Lizzie's Tasty Journey.

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