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Chocolate Shortbread Holiday Trees

  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

Looking for a distinctive dessert for the gift-giving season? Then add to the celebrations with these chocolate shortbread cookies shaped into charming holiday trees. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon vanilla

Topping

1 1/2
cups white vanilla baking chips
2
tablespoons shortening
1/2
cup coarsely chopped round peppermint candies (about 20)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, cocoa and vanilla until well blended.
  • 2
    On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 1 1/4-inch triangular cookie cutter or cut by hand with sharp knife. Place 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until firm to the touch. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In small saucepan, place vanilla baking chips and shortening; cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth.
  • 5
    To make each tree, dip 1 edge of 1 cookie triangle into melted chip mixture; place on cookie sheet. Dip 1 edge of second triangle into melted chip mixture; place uncoated corner over coated edge of first triangle. Dip 1 edge of third triangle into melted chip mixture; place uncoated corner over coated edge of second triangle to form tree. Repeat with remaining cookie triangles.
  • 6
    Drizzle remaining coating over completed trees; sprinkle with chopped candy.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
9g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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