Christmas tree cookies

Christmas tree cookies

Simple sugar cookies shaped like little Christmas trees. Add sprinkles and decorations to make it look more festive.

Christmas tree cookiesSimple sugar cookies shaped like little Christmas trees. Add sprinkles and decorations to make it look more festive.

Summary

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  • CourseSnack
  • Yield10 servings 10 serving
  • Cooking Time2 hoursPT2H0M
  • Total Time2 hoursPT2H0M

Ingredients

Plain flour
3 Cups
Salt
1/2 Teaspoon
Butter
1 Cup
Sugar
1 Cup
Egg (cold)
1
Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tablespoon
Green food color gel
3 Drops

Steps

  1. Cream the softened butter and sugar till pale and creamy.
  2. Add vanilla extract and egg and beat well.
  3. Add sifted flour and salt and beat well to combine.
  4. Divide the dough into two halves. Add the green food gel to one half and mix well.
  5. This is an optional step. Pinch off a little from the plain dough and mix a little cocoa powder to it to form a small ball of chocolate dough.
  6. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes.
  7. Divide the green and plain dough into small balls. Roll them out into strips. Place them next to each other alternatively on a sheet of grease proof paper. Place another sheet of greaseproof paper on top and roll out to desired thickness.
  8. Using a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place them on a lined baking tray. Place the cookies in the freezer for 15 minutes. This helps them to hold their shape while baking.
  9. Bake in a 180C preheated oven for 7-10 minutes.