Chocolate Christmas Trees | © 2014 | | © 2014 |

Give a creative food gift this Christmas - these tree-shaped chocolate spelt cookies call for a few simple ingredients you’ve likely got on hand, they’re super-easy to make and gorgeous on a cookie platter. The kids will love helping you decorate and eat these holiday cutout cookies.

  • 250 g Unsalted butter, softened
  • 0.2 g Pure stevia extract powder (or 60 g Icing sugar)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg, at room temperature
  • 300 g Refined spelt flour (or plain flour)
  • 40 g Cornstarch
  • 30 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 250 g White chocolate, chopped and melted
  • Coloured sugar, to decorate
  • Silver cachous, to decorate
  • Pop sticks
  1. Using an electric hand mixer, beat butter, pure stevia extract and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add egg. Beat until well combined.
  2. Sift flour and cornstarch over butter mixture. Add cocoa and milk. Stir well. Divide in half. Press each half into a disc. Wrap each disc in plastic film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 160C/320. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Roll each disc out between 2 sheets of baking paper to 3mm-thick. Using cookie cutters (tree, star, or round), cut shapes from dough.
  4. Place them onto the prepared trays. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm. Bake for 12 minutes or until firm to touch. Stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Melt chopped white chocolate in a water bath. Spread some white chocolate over flat side of each biscuit. Press 1 pop stick onto one cookie and sandwich together with another one. Set aside until they are firm. aside until they are firm.
  6. Spoon white chocolate into a small plastic bag. Snip off 1 corner. Pipe a zigzag pattern over trees. Decorate with coloured sugar and silver cachous. | © 2014 | | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Rosa's Yummy Yums 4/12/14 08:12

So pretty and tempting! A lovely idea.



Elin Chia 4/12/14 08:14 the christmas tree shaped cookies :) Merry Xmas and a Joyous 2015 to you and family. Early greetings to you :)

Medeja 4/12/14 09:41

I think decorating cookies or cakes for holidays is one of the most fun things! :D

Marcela 4/12/14 10:39

oh wow! This is such an amazing idea! I love the way these cookies look! I can bet that you were having a lot of fun while decorating them :)

Jasna Varcakovic 4/12/14 10:53

Jingle bells, jingle bells....almost there!

Muna Kenny 4/12/14 10:59

They look so cute Angie, and I'm sure they tastes great :)

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 4/12/14 12:43

Angie, as always I am blown away - what perfect christmas treats :D

Choc Chip Uru

My Little Space 4/12/14 12:59

Phewww.... another year pass by... just like that ! Have you been home so far ? Miss your family ? I think I'm going home to see my parents soon. Miss them so much. Have a great day dear. ((hugs)) Hopefully, its the best blessed white X'mas ever.
Blessings, Kristy

Joanne 4/12/14 13:27

What festive cookies!

Ann Low 4/12/14 13:40

These cute Christmas trees look very pretty and festive! Love it!

Debra Eliotseats 4/12/14 14:53

I love the stacked ones. Excellent recipe!

Rebecca Subbiah 4/12/14 15:06

these are adorable kids and adults would love them

Cheri Savory Spoon 4/12/14 16:00

Hi Angie, these cookies are so adorable, and ones that I can make where I won't feel too guilty giving them to my grandkids to eat. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tricia Buice 4/12/14 16:06

They are creative and gorgeous Angie! You know I love these :) I like the icing in the middle with the pop sticks - so cute! I miss when my kids were little and we would decorate cookies. Chocolate works for me :)

kitchen flavours 4/12/14 16:09

Such cute cookies! Love them!

Susan Mckee-Nugent 4/12/14 17:50

What great cookies! thank you. LOVE that proverb :)

Monica 4/12/14 18:13

Love it!! They are so cute, so fun, so festive! Happy Holidays! It makes me smile just looking at these. : )

grace 4/12/14 19:28

spelt and stevia! i knew these wouldn't be just any chocolate cookies. :) they're lovely!

Shashi Charles 4/12/14 19:43

Angie - these are adorable - and love that they are made with spelt! These would make wonderful presents - but what would be more wonderful is eating them MYSELF ;)

Sue 4/12/14 21:04

These brownies look so fun and delicious! I especially love the pops and the way you displayed them, Angie!

Honey Bee Sweets 4/12/14 22:20

Weeee! That's such a fabulous and fun idea to bake the Xmas tree cookie on the ice cream sticks! I'll trythis for sure...thanks for sharing Angie!

Alida 5/12/14 00:04

Great idea Angie! They really look lovely these trees. They will make fab Christmas presents you are right! Children will love them especially.. can I have one too?!

Bakericious 5/12/14 02:33

these cookies are so festive feels, pretty!

mjskit 5/12/14 04:12

What fun cookies!!! These would make nice gifts for the neighbors. We have a bunch of kids in the neighborhood so these are perfect. Thanks Angie!

Julia | 5/12/14 04:38

Beautiful tree shaped cookies! Not only are they beautiful, I just want to dive in and eat all that chocolate! I see you're all set for the holidays!

Sokehah Cheah 5/12/14 05:00

Gosh, they're so cute and pretty. The kids will fall head over heels in love for them!

Asha Shivakumar 5/12/14 06:52

How cute are these cookies. Adorable. They would be a hit with the kids and hey, which adult would not love it.

Gloria Baker 5/12/14 11:34

They are absolutely beauty and delicious!
Iwill pint those:)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 5/12/14 13:13

Very festive and delicious. They remind me of our Christmas trip to Germany & Austria years ago.

Emma | Fork and Good 5/12/14 13:58

These are so sweet and creative! Love the use of spelt flour (Doesn't get used enough in baking I feel...) Feeling very Christmassy looking at these!

Suja Md 5/12/14 16:15

looks so yummy and decorative!!

Kitchen Belleicious 5/12/14 16:38

oh my goodness. look at those adorable christmas trees. I just love them and so creative for a kids edible craft

fimère .b 5/12/14 17:15

ils sont trop beaux et joliment réussis, bravo
bonne soirée

Sue/the view from great island 5/12/14 17:44

We're on the same page...these little chocolate trees would be right at home with my sugar cookies!

Pam 5/12/14 18:07

They look so festive and delicious! My kids would love them.

Shibi Thomas 5/12/14 18:47

Baking with kids are always fun. These cut out cookies will be a perfect treat during Christmas season!!!

Couscous & Consciousness 5/12/14 20:12

What an adorable idea, Angie. I have my granddaughter coming to stay at Christmas, and I'm sure she would love these.

Ashley 5/12/14 20:30

These trees are adorable! I love all the holiday baking this time of the year and seeing what everyone comes up with!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 5/12/14 20:46

I haven't started baking for Christmas yet but I'd love to try those trees - so cute! Chocolate is always welcomed in my home too :)

Kelly LifemadeSweeter 5/12/14 21:39

Aaw these cookies are so fun and festive Angie! I love the Christmas tree shapes - so cute and perfect for the holidays!

Geraldine Saucier 6/12/14 00:00

Very festive cookies. Perfect for the holidays:)

Liz Berg 6/12/14 00:25

Such a cute idea, Angie! So festive and tasty!

Gemma 6/12/14 00:36

Cute Christmas trees Angie! What a cool idea for a xmas gift or a special treat for your guests during the holidays. :-)


GlutenFreeHappyTummy 6/12/14 02:15

super creative and festive! :D

Nazneen Hamilton 6/12/14 05:00

These are adorable! They'll make a great gift too!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 6/12/14 11:11

What a gorgeous idea my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Roz Corieri Paige 7/12/14 01:48

such darling cookies! Can't wait to bake when my grandchild is old enough . . . your cookies are just lovely, Angie!

Treat and Trick 7/12/14 03:09

Perfect for celebration and fantastic photos....

Lynda Olsen 7/12/14 04:32

So a chocoholic I could several of these pretty cookies!

Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 7/12/14 10:57

I wanted a recipe using stevia. thanks Angie. They are beautiful

Barbara 7/12/14 13:37

Those are so adorable, Angie! Love the way you've presented them too!

Kathy 7/12/14 16:20

Angie, not only do these cookies look chocolaty and delicious but they are so festive and pretty, as well! Perfect for all the cookie monsters this Christmas season!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 7/12/14 17:24

Angie these are so festive and pretty I would love one with my tea right now :)

Beth 7/12/14 19:33

These are so cute, Angie. Love them!

Ann Jones 7/12/14 20:11

These look so festive! A great December treat :)

My Inner Chick 7/12/14 22:55

LOVE these.
Perhaps we will make them at school!!! xx

Chris Scheuer 8/12/14 03:02

I can see you had fun with these Angie!

tigerfish 8/12/14 06:18

So cute and pretty on the ice-cream stick! Can I just lick them? :P

Sharon D 8/12/14 08:16

Oo..these are gorgeous, Angie! You are really putting me in the holiday mood. I just made Christmas tree cookies too :D

Nippon Nin 9/12/14 19:09

Great idea! Nice looking and festive! Lucky that I have pop sickle sticks in my pantry.

Catherine 9/12/14 19:45

Dear Angie, So beautiful and delicious for the season. xo Catherine

lena 10/12/14 16:59

what a lovey idea for this coming holiday seasons, i find them cute and pretty too!

Jeanette 12/12/14 03:24

Such a cute idea - love the sticks you used - very fun!

dentistvschef 13/12/14 09:30

simply stunning cookies!!!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 15/12/14 21:39

Love your clever christmas tree cookies…they are so cute.

Hema 19/12/14 18:48

They look so cute and of course very delicious..

[Reply] 26/12/14 22:38

How adorable are these. My kids would devour them in no time. Surprisingly I made no Christmas cookies this year.


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