Christmas Tree Biscuits

Christmas Tree Biscuits
This festive recipe is fun, easy and ends in the cutest Christmas tree shaped biscuits ever. The perfect recipe for the big day or as a perfect handmade, homemade gift for someone special.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 20 biscuits


  • 250 g Anchor butter softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups plain flour

To decorate

  • 100 g white chocolate bits melted
  • 1 packet of Jaffas
  • Green coloured icing
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar to dust


  • Cream the butter and sugar together with a spoon in a bowl or use an electric mixer.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Add the flour and mix until a smooth dough forms. Divide the dough in half. Wrap the dough portions separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Roll each piece of dough between two pieces of baking paper until 5mm thick. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter or get creative with your knife to shape your trees.
  • Place biscuits on baking trays and cook for 10-15 minutes until golden. Do this in two batches. Cool biscuits on wire racks.
  • For each tree, carefully stick your Jaffas or red 'baubles' on the tree branches. Stick on as many as you (or the kids) like. Dribble white chocolate over the biscuit to look like tinsel.
  • If you desire, place icing sugar in a tea strainer and use a teaspoon to dust 'snow' onto trees.


Alternatively, make icing (see our easy recipe below), add green food colouring and drizzle over your tree biscuits to look like green tinsel.
Both decorative options are shown. Get creative and add silver sugar balls, coconut and more. Enjoy and season's greetings!
Keyword kid friendly, vegetarian
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