Christmas Tree Cookies

Dessert ready in an hour! Enjoy these Christmas tree shaped cookies topped with candy sprinkles – perfect to treat a crowd.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Green Dough

1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon green crème de menthe liqueur or crème de menthe syrup
2
drops green food color
Decorating bag fitted with small writing tip

Cookies

1
roll (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
Candy sprinkles or miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix green dough ingredients until well blended. Place dough in decorating bag fitted with small writing tip; set aside.
  • 2 Work with half of dough at a time; keep remaining dough refrigerated. On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough with rolling pin to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-inch tree-shaped cookie cutter; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Squeeze decorating bag to pipe green dough around outer edge of each tree cookie; pipe dots randomly in center. Top each dot with candy sprinkle.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Expert Tips

A small resealable food-storage plastic bag can be used in place of the decorating bag. Place the green dough in the bag and seal it. Cut a small hole in one bottom corner of the bag. Squeeze the bag to pipe the dough as directed in the recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.