Pastel Holiday Trees

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

I always loved the way spritz cookies dressed up a cookie platter. These cookies are rich and buttery and have been a family favorite for a long time. Hint: if dough does not adhere to baking sheet, put baking sheet in refrigerator for a few minutes to chill.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

2 Hr 10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter or margarine, softened
1 c
sugar
1 large
egg
2 Tbsp
milk
1/4-1/2 tsp
pure almond extract
2 1/4 c
cake flour
1/2 tsp
salt
red and green food coloring
sanding sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, combine the butter (or margarine) and sugar. Beat by hand until fluffy.
2
Add the egg, milk and almond extract and mix well.
3
Add the flour and salt and mix well. Dough should be stiff. Chill for at least 2 hours.
4
When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and divide into 3 equal parts. Keep one part "as is", add red food coloring to another part and add the green food coloring to the third part.
5
Fill the cookie press: spoon dough into cookie press, alternating colors and form (press) into tree shapes onto ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with sanding sugar.
6
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just brown. Cool on wire racks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American