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Almond Tree Cookies

  • Prep 2 hr 0 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 48

Sporting evergreens on top, these special sugar cookies will be the stars of the cookie tray. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
8
or 10 drops green food color

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat 1 cup butter, the granulated sugar and almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, beat in flour.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and the milk on medium speed until smooth and spreadable. Stir in green food color until uniform color.
  • 5
    Spoon frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to make tree shape in a zigzag pattern on each cookie with frosting.

Expert Tips

  • Add ornaments to the cookie trees by sprinkling with yellow, red and green holiday candy decors.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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