Soft Snowy Gingerbread Christmas Trees make a wonderful holiday gift. Here we take a traditional Christmas cookie and turn it into a fun and magical gift. Not only are the cookies fun to make, they are even more fun to eat. Pop off each section and enjoy the tender cookie without having to soak it in milk. The recipients of this gift will surely be impressed when they take one look at these gorgeous cookies.
This post has been sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I mentioned earlier this week how crazy it is that Christmas is almost here. Are you getting ready? Remember several months ago when I mentioned that we began a Christmas tradition of going on a cruise every year? Well, my inlaws sort of invited themselves along this time. At first, I was a little upset because I was looking forward to time alone with my main squeeze. But I've come around, and I think it will be fun to have someone to share our adventure with.
Each year I make gift bags full of goodies to send to family. This makes up for our absence during the holidays and everyone has come to expect delicious baked goods arriving in the mail. My chewy ginger snap cookies are usually included, but this year I'm switching it up. I'm making Snowy Gingerbread Christmas Trees instead.
The recipe is quite different since these are cut-out cookies. The dough needs to be sturdy yet soft and pliable. That's where Bob's Red Mill comes into play.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour is freshly milled from organic hard red wheat with no additives, making it a great choice for baked goods. White flour doesn't contain the bran and germ, instead, it is made from the endosperm. It has the same high protein as flour used by professional bakers and produces well-textured loaves as well as light and airy baked goods. The texture of the cookies turned out phenomenal.
The cookies take a while to prepare and the recipe makes a lot of cookies. You'll need a set of 6-star shape cookie cutters that range in size from 1-3/4 to 3-1/2-inches. Roll the dough out into a thin layer in between two sheets of parchment paper and freeze it for 20 minutes. This makes the dough firmer and easier to handle while cutting out the stars.
You will need meringue powder for the icing. You should be able to find this in the cake decorating isle of your local supermarket or at a craft store.
Have fun and enjoy the process of making these snowy gingerbread Christmas trees. It just may become your new holiday tradition.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.