Saturday, December 19, 2015

3D Christmas tree

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

 While my little girls are decorating some gingerbread cookies in the Kitchen, let me show you real quick one way to make 3D Christmas tree cookies.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

First bake 5-6 half Christmas tree cookies (I used 5). You can use the special cutter from Cookie Cutter Kingdom, or cut a Christmas tree shape in half before you bake it.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

Use egg yolk glaze to color them green. (mix 1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp milk, green gel food coloring).

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

Decorate all the pieces both side.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

Cover a cake board with royal icing if you need a base for your tree.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

Glue the pieces together with thick royal icing.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

Finish decorating with royal icing, connecting the pieces. Your icing needs to be on the thicker side, so the hanging line doesn't break.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

This tree is a nice complement to the Santa Sleigh cookie from my earlier post.

3D Christmas tree gingerbread cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Tunde-
    Love this tree, particularly how you used the color glaze. It sounds like you apply the glaze after the cookies have baked. Does it dry tacky or make the gingerbread soft? Thanks - Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa, Yes I glaze them after baking. It's a very thin layer and dries pretty fast. It will dry hard and shiny. It does not work on softer recipes (it would soak my yummy recipe, but it is fine with the other 2 recipes) If you are worried about raw egg yolks you can put them back to the oven for a minute at 350F or you can use gelatin and water instead of egg and milk.

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