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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees Recipe
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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 66 servings

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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Editor's Note: Pearl dust is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Originally published as Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p75

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.

Reviews for Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees(11)

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

Great Receipe! works very well with cookie press. Made pumpkin design at Halloween and Thanksgiving. Big hit with everyone. I have even baked cookies and frozen. Then filled them when I needed them.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

Either my cookie press was too big or this recipe was way off...I only got 20 cookies total and they were too big for one person.They tasted just ok - too much work for the end product.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

I made these for a family Christmas party. I didn't put 2 trees together like it said. I instead I just added a glaze and sprinkles. They were so good! My mom made chocolate fondue and we dipped them in that too. My dad liked them so much I left the rest with him and my sister wants the recipe to make for coworkers. Very yummy!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

Didn't want to work well in the cookie press, so I just rolled them out and used a mini tree-shaped cookie cutter. Baked for only 6 minutes at 350 and came out great. I was afraid they would burn at the higher temp.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

Hello thanks for reviewing my cookies. I just wanted you to know that you can use what is called Sanding Sugar for the Gold effect. It is similar to the colored sugar you buy in the grocery store except it is a little "chunky"

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