Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


about 5-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 05, 2022
You can decorate these pretty Christmas trees with other types of sprinkles if you don't have the gold dust. The filling alone makes the cookies special and so delicious! —Linda Sweet, Cornwall, New York
Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • Gold pearl dust


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a Christmas tree disk, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set (do not brown), 8-10 minutes. 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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • The gold dust adds a classy, old fashioned touch to these cookies. Check out recipes for other vintage Christmas cookies.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich cookie: 90 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.