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Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Christmas Tree Cookies

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"This is great dessert when you are having company. They are in the shapes of Christmas trees. Use green and red sprinkles and any kind of frosting to decorate."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen 2-inch cookies Change Servings


  1. Mix confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide dough into halves. On lightly floured cloth-covered board, roll each half out to 3/16 inch thick. on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into Christmas shapes.
  3. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool on wire racks and decorate as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2006

The cookies had a nice flavor. The only reason I'm giving it a 4 is because 8 minutes of baking time is too long! My first batch I only baked for 7 minutes and the cookies were very crunchy. When I baked for 5.5 minutes they came out nice and soft. Otherwise, quite tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2011

In my opinion these were only ok. I am not really sure why I didn't like them.

Dec 21, 2005

Wonderful recipe! I really liked that the cookies expanded when they cooked, so don't use particularly large cookie cutters. They are the softest, best tasting frosted sugar cookie I've ever eaten.

Apr 09, 2006

I use this dough for candy canes, adding peppermint extract to the dough and the frosting, and topping it with crushed peppermint. These are some of the best cookies I have had. practically foolproof, I am proud to add these cookies to my repitoire

Nov 10, 2008

This recipe has been in our family for years, 45 for my family and I don't know how far back it goes from there. Mother in Law, Grandma etc. We usually use vanilla but I am sure almond would be really good also. If you roll the dough super thin (that is the way we like them but watch the baking time) they will be crisp. If you roll them thicker they will be puffy and soft. I think they were meant to be thin. (about 1/4 inch. Please try. Worth the effort to get them right.

Jan 03, 2007

Everyone loved these cookies! I found the dough to be a bit sticky, so cookie cutters were out of the question. I ended up making snowmen out of them instead. Next time I will refrigerate longer. Thanks for the recipe!

Dec 03, 2009

I never have very good luck with cut out cookie. Mine always taste like cardboard. These, however, were fantastic! I'm not a big fan of sugar cookies, but I couldn't stop eating these! The only change I made was substituting lemon extract for the almond. We will definitely be making these again!

Dec 15, 2006

This recipe turned out perfect!! I added just an extra 1/2 teaspoon of the almond extract and was a big hit!!


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  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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