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Cutout Christmas Tree Cookies

  • Yield: Makes about 1 dozen
Cutout Christmas Tree Cookies

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, December 2012

Ingredients

Directions

  1. On a large sheet of parchment paper, lightly flour both sides of 1 disk green dough, cover with more parchment, and roll out to about 1/8 inch thick. Repeat with second disk. Remove top sheets of parchment.

  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll pieces of red dough into thin snakes. Arrange on top of green dough in desired pattern. (If dough gets too soft to work with, refrigerate 10 minutes before continuing.)

  3. Roll yellow and plain dough into pea-size balls and arrange on top of green dough in desired pattern.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Top dough with more parchment and gently roll over dough until decorative pieces are flush with green dough.

  5. Carefully remove top sheets of parchment. With a 4-to-5-inch-tall tree-shaped cutter, cut dough. Transfer dough on parchment to baking sheets and freeze until firm, 15 minutes.

  6. Remove cutouts from excess dough and transfer to newly lined baking sheets. Bake until set, 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Cook's Note

Store in airtight containers, up to 1 week.

Reviews (1)

  • Seemstress 19 Dec, 2012

    Making these is fun but as a previous review points out, the cookies are tough. At best you'll get just one "roll out" so cut the cookies close. I tried to get more from the scraps--that batch you could mail to the moon and they wouldn't break. Maybe try these by making a dough with the green added to the butter and sugar rather than after the dough is made. Made a smaller "color free" batch, adding color to that dough. Then only the "trims" would be so tough!

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