Puff Pastry Christmas Trees, a fun and easy Holiday Cookie, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar makes them irresistible. Kids will love them.
Puff Pastry Christmas Trees make the cutest place settings, just place the stick in your favourite thick chocolate and top with a small powdered sugar sprinkled star! So cute.
These little Christmas trees are quite popular in Italian houses during the holidays. Usually you see them more as a savory appetizer than a sweet dessert.
I have made them a few different ways, one I spread with a lightly seasoned tomato sauce and one I spread with Nutella. These turned out to be a little bit messy to put together but delicious all the same.
Puff Pastry Christmas Trees
But I have to say the idea of anything cinnamon goes over really well in my house, with friends and family, so I knew it would be a good idea.
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If you decide to use these Puff Pastry Christmas Trees as a place setting, then I would advise you to use a sturdy larger chocolate, I brought back some caramel chocolates from Canada and they worked out perfectly.
And with the left over dough I cut out little stars, that I dusted with powdered sugar to use to place on top of the tree.
Whether you make these Puff Pastry Christmas Trees as simple cookies or as a place setting, I hope you enjoy them.
- 1 roll puff pastry
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 10 sturdy large chocolates
Pre heat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out dough on parchment paper. Cut 12 strips lengthwise. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Remove from fridge and fold 10 strips of dough accordion style, start with a small amount and widening as you go (until you reach the end).
Place a long skewer in the center from the base to the top of the tree. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Once all 10 strips have been made, sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden.
The last 2 strips use to make your mini stars for the top of the tree. If the strips are too narrow, then knead together, re roll with a rolling-pin and cut out. (or just leave an extra wide strip). Bake stars for approximately 10 minutes or until golden. Remove and let cool completely then dust with icing sugar.
Place a star on the top of the tree and place the stick in a sturdy chocolate of choice. Enjoy!
In a small bowl combine well the sugar and cinnamon.
Recipe adapted from – Alberelli di Pasta Sfoglia