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Since 2 years, a friend and I organise a x-mas baking competition for the R&D department at work. If one signed up, one had to bring 20 little cookies or muffins and could try sweet creations every day for 20 days during x-mas time. It is always a great success and everyone loves it. Since the organisers are excluded from winning, I could not win anything with my creations, but I got a lot of positive feedback! So I decided to show my x-mas trees here, maybe I have a chance to win something in the sweet tooth contest instead :). Hope you like it!


-----------If you like my Instructable, please vote for me in the sweet tooth contest, thank you!------------

Step 1: What You Need...

The muffin consists basically of two parts:

  1. The pot with the chocolate muffin soil
  2. The lemon cookie x-mas tree with sugar decorations

For this muffin-cookie art piece you will need a lot of time (approx. 5-8 hours, depending on how many baking trays and ovens you have access to). Apart from time you also need some tools and many different ingredients:


Tools / Non Food:

  • Tiny terracotta pots (approx. 4 cm / 1.5 inch diameter)
  • Strong scissors
  • Tree shaped cookie cutter
  • Mini baking case

For the "Soil" (for approx. 20 Chocolate Muffins):

  • 300g all purpose flour
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder (or 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. baking soda)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 250g white sugar
  • 100g melted butter
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50g "quark" (similar to cream cheese, but less fat, and much more sour taste, if you can't get that, replace the milk with 250ml buttermilk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150g dark (swiss) chocolate (70-80%), chopped

For the "Tree" (for approx. 60-80 Lemon Cookies):

  • 200g all purpose flour
  • 120g white sugar
  • 100g ground almonds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 organic lemon (grinded peel)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 100g melted butter
  • 50g plain yoghurt
  • 20g "quark" (same as above, leave it out, in case you can't find it)
  • green food dye (a lot!)

For the Decoration on the Trees:

  • Colorful Sprinkles (I took gold and silver, which looks quite festive I think)
  • 70g powdered sugar (icing)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice (icing)
  • a few droplets green food dye (icing)
  • 20g "quark" (icing)
  • 20g plain yoghurt (icing)

Really cute! Could make cut out hearts for Valentine's Day.
Wow! So yummy! Mind checking out my entry, hitting fave button, and giving me a vote? Thanks! Here's the link:https://m.instructables.com/id/Delicious-Creme-Brulee/
My sister realy wants to make it but it's past Christmas :(
<p>True, but its still winter time! You could maybe leave out the sprinkles and just add powdered sugar, so it looks like a winter forest? Let me know if you still decided to make them!</p>
<p>Gorgeous, cute and perfect for the season! Great job!! </p>
<p>Thanks!!</p>
Haha these really are the cutest! Loved it!
<p>Thank you very much! Your cranberries look also very tasty, I think I am going to try them once!</p>
Yes, they are pretty tasty! Give me your opinions on them once you've tried them!
<p>I sure will!</p>
That is cute and tasty. that family will enjoy it.
<p>Thank you! </p>
<p>THAT IS AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br>AND LOOK AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p><p>♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
well it is true
<p>YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY</p>
<p>Adorable! My daughter would love these.</p>
<p>Thank you! I saw you are very patient with making candy yourself. (Nice work, btw!) So maybe you might try the x-mas trees once?</p>
<p>Thank you and yes I think I will! I saw silicone cupcake molds shaped like these pots at Joann Fabrics, I so regretted not buying them. Even more so now. </p>
<p>Did you give or keep the pots? </p>
<p>I did give them to the people who wanted to keep them, which were about 50% of the people. The rest gave it back. As mentioned, they are quite cheap (0.3 CHF, 0.3 USD), so that's totally ok, when people keep it.</p>
Ich kann sogar die Originalprodukte in der Migro kaufen. :-) <br>Aber die sind echst super s&uuml;ss, danke.
<p>Danke! Sie schmecken auch super lecker! </p>
<p>This is awesome !! where did you get the pots from ?</p>
<p>Thank you! I got them from a hardware store, but maybe one could also get them in a garden centre. They are not very expensive (0.3 CHF / 0.3 USD).</p>

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