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These adorable trees will bring the festivities to any holiday get-together! Celebrate around the best part of the party and dig in!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 10 mins
bake:
10 mins to 12 mins at 325°per batch
cool:
2 minsper batch
Yield:
about 36 cookies
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Snowball Trees

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in milk and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Remove 1/2 cup of the dough. Tint the remaining dough with green food coloring.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For each cookie, use the green dough to shape ten 1/2-inch balls. On an ungreased cookie sheet, arrange balls in a row of four, topped by a row of three, then two, then one on top. As you arrange the balls, gently press them into each other. Use the plain dough to make a 3/4-inch ball and place it at the bottom of the tree for a trunk. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving 2 inches between cookies on cookie sheet.

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  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

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  • Drizzle Powdered Sugar Icing back and forth over cookies to look like strings for lights. Add decorative candies to icing for lights. Let stand until icing sets.

Nutrition Facts (Snowball Trees)

141 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 37mg; potassium 13mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 0g; sugar 16g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 0mg; iron 0mg.

Powdered Sugar Icing

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  • In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make drizzling consistency.

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Reviews

83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 8