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Clean Eating Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

imageimageimageWe put our Christmas tree up a little late this year because of the move but once we had settled into our new home I sent my lovely husband back to The Garage to collect our festive decorations and other belongings from the loft. We knew there was a chance that all of our things had been nibbled away by mice (because we heard them…. every single night!) but luckily everything seemed ok, apart from our Christmas tree decorations…

Our tree looked pretty sad for a few days until I was able to pop out and buy some pretty things to decorate it with and even then our tree is so tall that I only had enough to cover one side of it so making these clean edible Christmas tree decorations was just what our poor tree needed.

These cookies are really quick and easy to make. They taste great and make the tree smell amazing. The only problem is keeping them whole on the tree…. If you have little ones, good luck with that!

imageHelpful Tip: For milder, very lightly spiced cookies use just 1 teaspoon of each of the spices. If you would like them to be stronger in flavour use two.

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Clean Eating Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

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These cookies are really quick and easy to make. They taste great and make the tree smell amazing. The only problem is keeping them whole on the tree.... If you have little ones, good luck with that!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C and lightly grease a baking tray with coconut oil.
  2. Place the flour, cinnamon, mixed spice and baking powder into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and stir to combine with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Once completely combined, take out the dough and form into a ball.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll the ball out between two sheets of food wrap until it is a few millimeters thick.
  6. Place the rolled out cookie dough, still between the food wrap onto a flat serface like a baking tray and place in the fridge for 5 - 10 minutes until hard.
  7. Once hardened, remove the top layer of food wrap and using cookie cutters, cut out as many shapes as you can. Don't forget that if you want these to hang on the tree then make a little hole in the top of each cookie for some string.
  8. Place the cookies onto the lightly greased baking tray and then place into the oven for 5 - 7 minutes until the edges are hard and starting to go brown. (The centers will continue to harden as the cookies cool).
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack before stringing and decorating or eating.
  10. You can repeat this process with any leftover dough, just warm it up in your hands and turn it into a ball again before rolling out, chilling, cutting then baking.

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