Almond Tree Cookies

Sporting evergreens on top, these special sugar cookies will be the stars of the cookie tray.

  • Prep Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
8
or 10 drops green food color
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat 1 cup butter, the granulated sugar and almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, beat in flour.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and the milk on medium speed until smooth and spreadable. Stir in green food color until uniform color.
  • 5 Spoon frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to make tree shape in a zigzag pattern on each cookie with frosting.

Expert Tips

Add ornaments to the cookie trees by sprinkling with yellow, red and green holiday candy decors.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.