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Christmas Tree in a Pot

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ZaTaYaYummy
I am Chua Zong Han, the owner of TheZongHan & ZaTaYaYummy. Based in Singapore, I create video recipes on Youtube and at the same time blog about lifestyle.
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These Christmas Tree desserts are cute and festive. Perfect for a Christmas party.

2HR

Total Cooking Time

25

Ingredients
ZaTaYaYummy
I am Chua Zong Han, the owner of TheZongHan & ZaTaYaYummy. Based in Singapore, I create video recipes on Youtube and at the same time blog about lifestyle.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
12
Serves 12
Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
1/4 cup
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
1/2 cup
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1/4 tsp
Baking Powder
1/8 tsp
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
Royal Icing
1
Egg , separated
white only
1 1/2 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp
to taste
Green Food Coloring
to taste
Red Food Coloring
to taste
Yellow Food Coloring
Pot Cookies
1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
1/4 cup
Brown Sugar
1
yolk only
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp
Fine Salt
1/4 tsp
Baking Soda
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Directions

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Step 1
To make the sugar cookies, in a large bowl, whisk together All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) , Baking Powder (1/4 tsp) , Salt (1/8 tsp) , and Ground Cinnamon (1/4 tsp) . Set aside.
Step 2
In a mixing bowl, lightly cream Unsalted Butter (1/4 cup) and Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1/2 cup) until light and pale.
Step 3
Mix in Egg (1) and Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp) .
Step 4
Throw in flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
Step 5
Transfer into a cling wrap and let it cool in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Step 6
Dust your countertop with some flour, roll out your dough until half a centimeter thickness.
Step 7
Cut out shapes using a Christmas tree cutter that has been coated with flour. Re-roll if needed to repeat.
Step 8
Transfer into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Let it set in the fridge while you preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 320 degrees F fan-forced (180 degrees C or 160 degrees C fan-forced).
Step 9
Bake it in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
Step 10
Let it cool while you make your royal icing.
Step 11
Make the royal icing. Beat Egg (1) white, Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp) , and Salt (1 tsp) together until frothy.
Step 12
Gradually add in Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 1/2 cups) while beating the mixture on high speed.
Step 13
Beat on high speed for about 5 minutes until thick, glossy and stiff.
Step 14
Divide the icing into 4 parts, 1 tablespoon for white, red and yellow icing respectively. Leave the rest for green.
Step 15
Color them using the Green Food Coloring (to taste) , Yellow Food Coloring (to taste) , and Red Food Coloring (to taste) . Wrap it with cling firm if you are not using any moment as it will dry out.
Step 16
Transfer your royal icing into a piping bag individually. Pipe an outer layer of green icing for each Christmas tree. This is called outlining.
Step 17
Decorate the cookies with the different color of icing to your liking. Let it set.
Step 18
Make the cookie pots. In a bowl, whisk together All-Purpose Flour (1 1/4 cups) , Ground Cinnamon (1/4 tsp) , Fine Salt (1/8 tsp) , and Baking Soda (1/4 tsp) .
Step 19
Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C or 160 degrees C fan-forced).
Step 20
In a mixing bowl, cream together Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup) , Granulated Sugar (1/4 cup) , and Brown Sugar (1/4 cup) until light and fluffy.
Step 21
Add in Egg (1) yolk and Pure Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) .
Step 22
Gradually mix in some flour mixture until combined. Fold in Dark Chocolate (3 Tbsp) .
Step 23
Transfer tablespoonful worth of dough into mini cupcake pan.
Step 24
Bake it in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 25
Once it’s out from the oven, immediately coat the end of every Christmas tree with melted chocolate and squash it into the center of every pot cookies.
Step 26
Let it cool in the fridge and serve. Or wrap it up as a Christmas gift.
Step 27
Serve and enjoy!

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