Day 2: Christmas Tree Cookies

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Today’s cookie will be a Christmas Tree. I love cut out cookies, you get to have so much fun with them. Here is today’s recipe I hope you enjoy!! Happy Baking!

Christmas Tree Cookies
1-1/2  cups  butter, softened
1-1/3  cups  powdered sugar
1/4  tsp.  salt
1  tsp.  vanilla
3  cups  all-purpose flour
      Green colored sugar
Candied red cherries, sliced
Powdered Sugar Icing recipe (see below)
1. 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. 
2. 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. 
3. 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. 
4. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days; freeze up to 3 months. 
Powdered Sugar Icing: Stir together 3 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2–3 tablespoons 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. 

About Kimberlee Murray

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