Pastel Holiday Trees

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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

How to Make Pastel Holiday Trees

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.

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About Pastel Holiday Trees

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



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