Christmas tree cookies
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Christmas tree cookies

Simple sugar cookies shaped like little Christmas trees. Add sprinkles and decorations to make it look more festive.

Febin Vadakkeyil

Ingredients

10-serving
  1. 3 Cups Plain flour
  2. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  3. 1 Cup Butter
  4. 1 Cup Sugar
  5. 1 Egg (cold)
  6. 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  7. 3 Drops Green food color gel

Method

120 mins
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    Cream the softened butter and sugar till pale and creamy.

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    Add vanilla extract and egg and beat well.

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    Add sifted flour and salt and beat well to combine.

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    Divide the dough into two halves. Add the green food gel to one half and mix well.

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    This is an optional step. Pinch off a little from the plain dough and mix a little cocoa powder to it to form a small ball of chocolate dough.

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    Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes.

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    Divide the green and plain dough into small balls. Roll them out into strips. Place them next to each other alternatively on a sheet of grease proof paper. Place another sheet of greaseproof paper on top and roll out to desired thickness.

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    Using a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place them on a lined baking tray. Place the cookies in the freezer for 15 minutes. This helps them to hold their shape while baking.

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    Bake in a 180C preheated oven for 7-10 minutes.

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