Pistachio and lemon Christmas trees

Pistachio and lemon Christmas trees

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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Mix the butter, salt and icing sugar in a bowl. Add the egg, continue to beat using the whisk on a mixer until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Stir in the lemon zest. Mix the flour, pistachios, almonds and baking powder, mix in, combine to form a dough. Flatten the dough, cover and chill for approx. 1 hr.
  2. Step 2

    Roll out the dough (approx. 4 mm thick) between two sheets of baking paper, chill for approx. 30 mins. Cut out Christmas trees (each approx. 6 cm in diameter), place on two baking trays lined with baking paper.
  3. Step 3

    Approx. 10 mins. per tray in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C. Remove from the oven, leave the biscuits to cool on a rack.
  4. Step 4

    Mix the icing sugar and lemon juice to make a thick icing. Cover the tree with the icing as far as the trunk. Sprinkle with pistachios, leave to dry.