Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

Time: 2 hrs 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 Cream butter, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2 Add vanilla and lemon juice.
  • 3 Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 4 Sift flour, baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 5 Chill, then roll dough to about 1/8 inch or thicker.
  • 6 Cut into various sized Christmas trees.
  • 7 Squeeze bottom of trunk a little so it will fit into jelly wreaths when baked.
  • 8 Bake in preheated hot oven at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool. Cover with frosting; decorate.
  • 9 For Frosting:.
  • 10 Heat and boil the 1/2 cup butter in heavy saucepan until lightly browned; do not burn.
  • 11 Stir in 3 cups powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • 12 Add water a few drops at a time until frosting is of spreading consistency.
  • 13 Frost cookies, then decorate with cake decorator using colored icing of your choice and top off with sprinkles, bits of candied cherries, etc.
  • 14 To stand, set each in ring of bought jellied candies.
Christmas Tree Cookies Christmas Tree Cookies Reviewed by eri on 08:38 Rating: 5

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