Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 100g flaked almonds

  2. 110g butter, softened

  3. 110g caster sugar

  4. 1 large egg, beaten with

  5. 2tsp of water

  6. 1tsp vanilla extract

  7. 275g plain flour

  8. baking powder

  9. Pinch of salt

  10. Ready-made icing

  11. Silver balls

  12. Jellied oranges and lemons

  13. Hundreds and thousands

  14. A pastry cutter of your choice

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale, soft and creamy. Beat the egg and water with the vanilla extract and mix with the butter and sugar.

  2. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and with a wooden spoon, work into the butter until you have a soft dough.

  3. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C/gas mark4 Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick then cut out your tree shapes and place onto a lightly greased baking tray, re-roll the dough to cut out further shapes.

  4. Press the flaked almonds into the dough in rows but dont worry about them being too uniform.

  5. Bake for 10 mins until pale golden in colour and cool for one min before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Decorate with icing and hundreds and thousands, silver balls and jellied oranges and lemons.


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