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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees

 Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees
You can decorate these pretty Christmas trees with other types of sprinkles. And the filling makes the cookies special and so delicious! —Linda Sweet, Cornwall, New York
66 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • Gold pearl dust


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, milk and extracts. Combine flour and baking powder;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the Christmas tree disk, press dough
  • 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10
  • minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • Spread Nutella on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with
  • remaining cookies. Brush tops with pearl dust. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 89 calories,

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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.