Almond Tree Cookies

Almond Tree Cookies

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

Prep Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

dozen

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.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Add ornaments to the cookie trees by sprinkling with yellow, red and green holiday candy decors.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 30mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.