Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas tree cookieChristmas Tree Cookies are a holiday tradition at our house. It all started when my daughter was in first grade. I had a sweet friend and neighbor, Sharon, that had gone on a quest to find THE BEST iced sugar cookie recipe in the world. She had tested many recipes looking for the most scrumptious one because it was her husband’s favorite cookie. She finally landed on the recipe below and was kind enough to share it with me. Making these cookies in the shape of Christmas Trees, has become a ritual that marks the beginning of the holiday season. My children still look forward to these tender tasty morsels every year!

Christmas Tree Cookies

2 cups butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
5 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda

Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time until combined. Add vanilla and almond extract. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and add slowly mixing to incorporate. To make rolling faster and easier, separate dough into 2 large zip lock bags. Press dough flat into the bags. Chill dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bags off of chilled dough. Roll and cut on floured surface. Bake cookies on greased cookie sheets 7-11 minutes.

Butter Cream Frosting

1 ½ sticks butter, at room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼-1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
Green and yellow food coloring

Using an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, extracts and several teaspoons of milk on low speed continue to add milk as needed to get the proper consistency for spreading. Mix on high speed for 5-7 minutes to create a fluffy frosting. Do not leave the mixer unattended. Color ½ cup frosting bright yellow and color the remaining frosting bright green. Spread the green frosting onto the Christmas trees. Place yellow frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe stars at the top of each cookie.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Christmas Tree Cookies

  1. David P. Crowder says:

    Lorie,  Almost makes the little cookies have lights on them.  Fun recipe.  Thanks, Dad

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