Now don’t you just want a big plate of these?! I may or may not have eaten my body weight in these as I took all these pictures. They are just so pretty and tasty!
- 1 Cup Butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (or you can use almond)
- Red and pink food coloring
Preheat oven to 400°F
Begin by creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes), then add the egg, salt, and vanilla. Finally stir in the flour. Spoon the dough onto a clean counter and divide into 6 equal pieces. Color the first piece red, the next bright pink, then medium pink, pink, light pink, and no food coloring.
Load your first dough into the cookie press fitted with the tree plate (I used this one) and press your cookies out onto your greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until just set, then remove from the oven and let cool. Repeat with the next color until all of your colorful cookies are baked.
Once cool, whip up a quick powdered sugar icing using powdered sugar and cream until it resembles and thick frosting. Dip the tips of the trees into the frosting to give them the perfect snow covered look.
Have you started on your holiday baking yet? Any go to recipes you love to make year after year? I have several other desserts to share with you, so if you haven’t begun baking yet, I have you covered!