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Christmas Cookies for Santa and Beyond shaped as trees and snowflakes

Christmas Cookies

Chef Adriana Martin
We made Christmas cookies simulating edible Christmas trees and snowflakes. These sweet treats are perfect for the enjoyment of Santa and the whole family! These cookies have classic sugar cookie dough with almond flavor.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American Contemporary
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer
  • rolling pin
  • Cookie sheets
  • Cooling rack
  • Parchment paper
  • Holiday cookie cutters
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup icing pre-made
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract lemon, orange, pecan or hazelnut if desired
  • 1 container Christmas sugar motifs choose different colors and shapes
  • 2 tubes decorating gel choose different colors aside from white

Instructions
 

  • Cream the butter in the stand mixer, and then add the sugar. Combine until getting a white-yellowish color. Add the egg and the vanilla and almond extracts. Mix again.
  • Sift the flour and add it to the wet mix. Mix until getting a playdough consistency. Place the dough in a parchment paper and place another parchment paper sheet on top.
  • Pass the rolling pin and extend the dough until forming a rectangle. Remove the parchment paper off the top but leave the one on the bottom.
  • Cut the cookie forms and remove the excess dough. This technique will allow to not touch the dough with your hands and you have the cookies ready to bake in the same parchment paper.
  • Place the parchment paper with the cookies in a baking sheet and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before baking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Try no to overcook. Place the cookies in a wire rack and let them cool.
  • Now you can decorate the cookies following your creativity. I made Christmas trees covered with the white glaze and then added a star, green gel stripes, and nonpareils.
  • I also made snowflake cookies using sugar snowflakes and metallic sugar with blue, purple and pink colors.

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Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 154IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, cookies, sugar cookies
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