Recipes and Cooking Snowball Trees These adorable trees will bring the festivities to any holiday get-together! Celebrate around the best part of the party and dig in! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 29, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Cool Time: 2 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Yield: 36 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour Green paste food coloring 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing Decorative candies Powdered Sugar Icing 4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoon milk Directions 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. 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. 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. 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. Powdered Sugar Icing In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make drizzling consistency. Blaine Moats Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 141 Calories 5g Fat 23g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 141 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 14mg 5% Sodium 37mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 16g Protein 1g Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 13mg 0% Folate, total 16.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.