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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

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • Gold pearl dust

Directions

  • 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.

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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 89 calories, 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.