Trimmed Tree Cookies

Looking for a delicious dessert? Bake these cute tree shaped Christmas cookies – ready to be served for a bunch.

  • prep time 2 hr 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

2/3
cup sugar
2/3
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4
cups All-Purpose Flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt

Topping Dough

1/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup All-Purpose Flour
6
tablespoons milk
Green, yellow and red food color
  • 1 In large bowl, combine sugar, 2/3 cup butter, vanilla and egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt; mix until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter; mix well. Add 3/4 cup flour and milk; mix at low speed just until blended. Add additional flour if necessary to reduce stickiness. To half of topping dough, add green food color; mix well. Divide remaining topping dough in half. Add yellow food color to one half; mix well. Add red food color to other half; mix well. Place 3 topping doughs in separate decorating bags fitted with desired tips or resealable food storage plastic bags with small hole cut in one bottom corner of each.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly flowered surface, roll out half of cookie dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Keep remaining dough refrigerated. Cut with floured tree-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate cookies as desired with colored dough in bags.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 9 minutes or until firm and edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    70mg
    70%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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