Amazing Gingerbread Star Tree

December 12, 2012

This amazing gingerbread star tree from Anncoo Journal is a guaranteed showstopper.  This homemade centerpiece is constructed using varying sizes of gingerbread star cookies.  You can usually find sets of nesting star cookie cutters online or wherever cake decorating supplies are sold.  The entire tree is held together with royal icing.  This edible decoration is a must-have on any holiday table.

Gingerbread Star Tree

Ingredients:

40g Butter, softened
75g Brown sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
35g Honey
60g Fresh milk
250g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
sieve together in a bowl
 
Directions:
 
Beat butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy.
 
Add salt, honey and fresh milk till creamy.
 
Pour in flour mixture, scrap bowl and mixture till a soft dough.
 
Place dough it in a plastic sheet and chill for 60 minutes.
 
Roll chilled dough between two plastic sheets to 0.5 cm thick.
 
Use different shape of star cookies cutter to cut out dough and place on baking tray.
 
Bake at preheated oven 180C for 15 minutes and leave to cool.
 
Dust some icing sugar on cookies and stack them into tree shape. Attach tree topper with some royal icing.

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