• 8 Ratings

These cutout sugar cookie trees glisten with a powdered sugar icing and colored sugar.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
chill:
1 hr
bake:
12 mins at 350°
Servings:
16
Max Servings:
28
Yield:
16 (6-inch) or 28 (4-inch) cookies
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Sparkle Trees

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in vanilla. Add flour; beat until dough comes together. Wrap and chill dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with 4- to 6-inch tree-shape cutters. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely.

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  • Brush cookies with strokes of Powdered Sugar Icing; sprinkle with green sugar. Add cherry slice to top. Makes 16 (6-inch) or 28 (4-inch) cookies.

Tips

Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days; freeze up to 3 months.

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Nutrition facts are given for each 6-inch cookie.

Nutrition Facts (Sparkle Trees)

380 calories; total fat 18g; saturated fat 11g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 162mg; carbohydrates 54g; fiber 1g; sugar 35g; protein 1g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 7mg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.

Powdered Sugar Icing

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Directions

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  • Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to make thin icing. Refrigerate icing up to 1 week. Let come to room temperature; if necessary, thin with few drops milk. Makes about 1 cup.

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
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