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3 D Christmas Tree Cookies

Thrifty Mom Media
The cutest quirkiest 3 D Christmas Tree Cookies that are perfect for the holidays and ideal for sharing with friends.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • Cookie Cutter: Circle christmas tree, and mini reindeer
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  • -Add eggs...Continue to mix.
  • -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  • -Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
  • -Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  • -Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • -Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  • -Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  • -Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • -Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  • - Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).
  • -Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  • -Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • -Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet.
  • -Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  • -Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • (About 10 minutes).
  • Icing Directions:
  • -Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  • -If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  • -Divide the icing into 4 equal bowls.
  • -The first bowl of icing add brown to make light brown.
  • -The second bowl of icing, add several drops of brown.
  • -The third bowl of icing remains white.
  • -The fourth bowl, add a few drops of green colored gel
  • -Using 4 number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags, scoop some icing into each bag.
  • -Thin out the green icing left in the bowl using a tsp of water
  • -pipe an edge using the green icing around the tree.
  • -Fill in with the thinner green icing.
  • -Let dry for 2-3 hours.
  • -Decorate the reindeer according to the picture.
  • -Let dry for another 3 hours
  • -Place christmas tree circle cookie and hold it there for 35 minutes
  • -Place the reindeer on the cookie.
  • -Let dry for 2 hours.
  • Makes 3 dozen.
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