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Christmas tree butter cookies recipe (11/28/16)

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 18:10:51-05

Recipe courtesy of Brittani Szczecina, Executive Pastry Chef at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Yield: 1 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 191 g butter
  • 71 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g all-purpose flour
  • Green and brown food coloring
  • Green sugar (mix in a couple drops of food coloring)

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Cream the butter and powdered sugar together in a 5-quart mixer
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and all-purpose flour
  • Mix in green food coloring to most of the dough, and brown food coloring to just a little bit. Keep colors separate.
  • Chill dough
  • Roll dough into balls, and then roll in green sugar. Place into tree shapes, using piece of brown-colored dough to make tree trunk, and green-colored dough for the rest of the tree.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, and let cool. Decorate with icing, sprinkles, etc.