Lime Christmas Tree Cookies – 12 Days of Christmas Cookies #6

Lime Christmas Tree Cookies | A Dutchie Baking

The christmas spirit is alive! My oven is churning out cookies like it’s nobody’s business. I might as well be a cookie by now 😉 Today a fresh little lime christmas cookie in the shape of a christmas tree. Of course you can shape it any way you want but don’t be a grinch now 😉
Lime Christmas Tree Cookies | A Dutchie Baking

This cookie is a nice tropical duo with the macaroons I made earlier. Great for those on the southern hemisphere I’d think! Those on the northern hemisphere will enjoy these as well, perfect while binge watching all the shows you’ve had to miss during the year. For me it’s Deutschland 83, a GREAT show about an East-German soldier who is forced to infiltrate into the West-German army to steal documents from an American general. It was on Sundance TV in the US, RTL in Germany and in the new year it’ll be on Channel 4. Brits: get on that! The main character is played by such a charismatic and good-looking actor, it’s worth watching it for him (Jonas Nay) alone. What are you watching during the holidays?

Lime Christmas Tree Cookies | A Dutchie Baking

Recipe Lime Christmas Tree Cookies

Source: Sweet Dreams November/December 2015

Tools: christmas tree cookie cutter, clingfilm, lined baking sheet, food processor (optional)

Ingredients:

300 grams plain flour
50 grams cornstarch
100 grams sugar
10 grams vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons lime zest (organic lime is preferable)
50 ml lime juice
1 pinch salt
175 grams cold unsalted butter, diced
1 egg (M)
  1. Blend cornstarch into flour. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and whizz together untilthe dough comes together. Knead a few times by hand, then wrap in clingfilm (or alternatively, rub the dry ingredients + butter together first, then knead in the juice/egg to form a dough). Wrap in clingfilm, leave to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/390F. Roll the dough out to 3mm thickness on a floured working surface. Cut out christmas trees, place cookies on the lined baking sheet(s). Re-roll and -cut as necessary. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the borders of the cookes are golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack, store in a container with baking parchment placed between the layers of cookies.

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