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Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Christmas Tree Cookies recipe is a tradition in the Fangio home!  Ever since my children were scooting around the house in footed PJ’s we’ve been making these delicious cookies. 

They are buttery, soft, and melt in your mouth goodness!

I love the homespun quality of these Christmas Tree Cookies.  Sure we could break out the royal frosting and fancy tips and go for a Instagram able moment but it would just not be the same.

Delicious Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

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 the butter and sugar together, add eggs one at a time until both are incorporated. Add vanilla and almond extract and mix well.  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.

Buttercream Frosting

1½ sticks butter at room temperature

6 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon of vanilla

1 teaspoon almond extract

Milk or heavy cream

Food color and assorted sprinkles

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.  Beat on high speed for 5-7 minutes to create a fluffy frosting.  Do not leave the mixer unattended.  Color the frosting as desired and spread on the cookies.  Add sprinkles if you like.

I hope you enjoy making Christmas Tree Cookies recipe with your family as much as we do!!

Merry Christmas!

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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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