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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees Recipe

Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees Recipe

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 + cooling YIELD: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 all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Gold pearl dust

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 hazelnut spread 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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shereeder
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

"Made this spritz recipe over the weekend. Turned out great! I do different colors and flavors for different designs. No need to chill this recipe and it worked fine in my cookie press."

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Judith
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

"Can these cookies be made using cookie cutters instead of a cookie press?"

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dotty2224
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."

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amsandrew
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."

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butterflii410
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!"

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dlr41261
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."

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Lindyb1
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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annsway1
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"These were great,even without the nutella.

Yes, you can use cookie cutter. YUM!"

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Cookies1961
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Made these last year and they were good. The dust is a little expensive, so I used in moderation. It is a little hard to see. Green would be better."

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pomlady
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Big question...I don't have a cookie press, could it be rolled out, or ??"

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