Use our clever no-frosting technique for these Cutout Christmas Tree Cookies that will surprise and delight everyone on your list.



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  • Whisk together flour and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until pale and fluffy, 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and beat until combined. Tint dough by mixing in food coloring: For trees, tint two-thirds the dough green; tint some of remaining dough red and some yellow; leave some plain. Divide green dough into 2 disks. Individually wrap all dough in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 3 days).


Reviews (6)

93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 40
  • 2 star values: 18
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 1 stars
This is not a recipe! After I click on the 'get recipe' box,I shouldn't have to go elsewhere to find the recipe. All I get here is a list of ingredients and a very simple, cream, add liquid (eggs), add dry. How do I get the Christmas tree look for the cookies? What oven temperature do I use? How long do I bake them? What should the cookies look like when they are done? Hello? Anybody out there reviewing this website?
Rating: Unrated
You can find the directions for the cookies by searching, "Cutout Christmas Tree Cookies" on google
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I'm sorry but am I the only one who can't see the directions for baking? Can someone tell me how many minutes and how many degrees I have to bake them?
Rating: 5 stars
I which there would have been more detail on how the decoration on the tree were created like it was explained on the Today Show. But I love this idea!
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Nice recipe of delicious cookies. Really look like a Christmas tree.
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Followed directions exactly. Cookies were very pretty but ROCK HARD! Putting them in a tin did not help. I believe that working the dough to get the vibrant color made the dough very tough. Only use would be as ornaments. Very disappointing results for the effort.