It’s Christmas Tree Cookie Time!

Christmas Tree Cookies
Christmas Tree Cookies are a holiday tradition at our house. Take sometime to get your kids in the kitchen this Holiday season and craft some tasty Christmas Tree Cookies! You will be glad you did!

For a special treat, register your children to join me for a holiday cooking class. There is still space available!
Holiday Magic
December 13th Ages 7-13
10:00-12:00 space available
12:30-2:30 SOLD OUT

Kids will have a great time in this hands on cooking experience where they will learn real time cooking skills. The fun will begin with yummy breakfast cupcakes loved by all and Bacon pancake sticks will surly delight. We will make homemade hot chocolate and set it up in a bar for delicious add ins. Savory Flat Bread Pizzas will be a hit with the kids. Cherry Chocolate Reindeer granola will keep our energy going throughout the class Next we will ramp up the fun by creating an edible peppermint platter to use for serving many of our delicious treats. Delightful chocolate mice are fun to make and too cute to eat. Cinnamon Roll Waffles with cream cheese frosting drizzled on top are out of this world. For the cutest take home treat ever, kids will make white chocolate dipped snowman cookie pops. Class Fee $28.00

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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6 Responses to It’s Christmas Tree Cookie Time!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have no doubt that those are amazing!!!

  2. Gaylan Kraft says:

    Lori, I’d like to register my daughter, Gabrielle, and 2 friends if you have enough room at the 10:00 timeframe. gkk Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:44:26 +0000 To: davidandgaylan@hotmail.com

  3. Gary Abshire says:

    Those awesome cookies will get Scrooge into The Christmas Spirit!

  4. Shawn Meadows says:

    Lori, do you have any more spots left for the kids class? Would a 12 yr old boy be out of place? Thanks! Shawn Meadows

    Sent from my iPhone

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