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Rooibos Christmas Trees

Crispy Christmas trees with a touch of tea.
Menüfolge Cookies
Zubereitungszeit 30 Minuten
Kochzeit 30 Minuten
Gesamtzeit 1 Stunde 2 Minuten
Portionen 35 Pieces


For the Cookies:

  • 70 ml Milk
  • 2 Teabags Rooibos-Vanilla Tea
  • 175 g Flour
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1/4 Tsp. Baking Powder*
  • 1 Pinch Salt

For the Icing:

  • 100 g Icing Sugar*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Water
  • green Food Color

For Garnishing:

  • colorful Sugar Sprinkles



  1. Warm the milk, put the tea inside and let it stand for about 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze out.
  2. Knead flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt and tea-milk to a smooth shortcrust. Pack the dough in foil and put at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  3. Knead the dough again, roll it out in several portions on a floured surface and cut out Christmas trees. Alternatively, you can make something abstract and simply cut elongated triangles.
  4. Place the cookies with a little distance on lined baking sheets and bake in succession in a preheated oven at 175°C for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool.


  1. Sift the powdered sugar and mix with the water. If necessary, add a little water or icing sugar to give it a good consistency.
  2. If desired, make the glaze in different shades of green coloring.


  1. Coat the filled trees with the glaze and sprinkle with colored sprinkles or other Christmas decoration.
  2. Let stand the cookies 1-2 hours, until the glaze has set.


To emphasize the icing on the cookies is relatively time-consuming, but the cookies look great.