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Cardamom Christmas Trees

As our mission to find the ‘perfect’ cookies for Santa continues, today we made, Cardamom Christmas Trees. This recipe came from the 2009 Ideal Home Complete Guide to Christmas.

Cardamom Christmas Trees

240g/8 ½ oz Butter
200g/7oz Caster Sugar
85g/3oz Golden Syrup
1 tsp Clear Honey
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
2 tsp ground Cardamom
1 tsp Bread Soda
400g/14oz Plain Flour
300g/10 ½ oz Demerara Sugar


Put the butter, sugar, syrup, honey and spices in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the butter melts. Bring to the boil, stirring, then remove from the heat and continue stirring. Add the bread soda and flour, and work the mixture into a dough. If it’s sticky, add a little more flour.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/GM4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 6mm thick and cut out Christmas trees with a cookie cutter. Put the trees on the trays and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Store in an airtight container for up to five days.

OPTIONAL Using a white icing pen draw zigzags across the trees and decorate with silver balls.

These cookies are very sweet but the spices do add a beautiful flavour and whilst I am aghast at the sugar content, it is extremely high, there is no denying the crunch factor it adds to these biscuits.
The children love them, however I’m not sure Mrs Claus would appreciate the calorie content in these ones.

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