Recipes and Cooking Multi-Cutout Tree Cutouts Be the first to rate & review! Here's proof you can make stunning Christmas cookies without any frosting or piping bags. Tint your dough in varying shades of green (or any other color) and mix-and-match cutouts to make these unique cookies. 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 Published on November 10, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 48 Yield: 48 (2- to 3-inch) cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional) ¾ teaspoon salt 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vodka (optional) Gold or silver luster dust (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, vanilla, and, if desired, almond extract. Beat in salt and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough into two or three portions; tint each portion with food coloring as desired. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough portions to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick. Use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes from each color and replace with cutout shapes of another color. Using larger (2- to 3-inch) cookie cutters, cut dough into desired multicolor trees. If necessary, dip cutters in flour to prevent sticking. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Reroll scraps as needed. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. (Adjust timing for smaller and larger cookies.) Remove; cool on a wire rack. If desired, mix 1 tsp. vodka with 1/2 tsp. luster dust; brush on cooled cookies. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 102 Calories 6g Fat 11g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 102 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 19mg 6% Sodium 86mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 4g Protein 1g Calcium 5mg 0% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 13mg 0% Folate, total 17.4mcg *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.