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1 Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies
Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the buttercream:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Beat in vanilla until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Gradually add flour and salt to sugar mixture at low speed, beating just until incorporated.
  4. Roll the dough out between parchment paper. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  5. Using a Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut out cookie shapes and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Place into oven and bake until edges are golden brown, about 8-12 minutes depending on thickness of cookies.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  8. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  9. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add powdered sugar, beating just until incorporated. Add vanilla and milk. Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and fully, about 1-2 minutes.
  10. Using a #18 star tip, pipe a line of shells until the entire cookie is covered.

To make the christmas tree cookies you can take the help of your childs..

Everyone love spending time with their childs..

And then at last, after making the cookies enjoy it with your family, friends and with your loved ones..

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