Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Yummy Christmas Tree Ornaments

My kids really liked making these cookies and decorating the Christmas Tree with them. They are quick and easy to make and delightful to eat. :) 
You can use food coloring on them. Put icing, sprinkles, etc as well. But we didn't do any of that, ours go just as well without colors. :)

Ingredients for Dough: 
2-3 medium-large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 sticks (16 tbsp) unsalted butter, at cold temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus about 1 cup more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. Shred butter into the flour. Mix well. 

2. Mix eggs with sugar until sugar dissolves.

3. Combine butter/flour mixture with egg/sugar mixture. Add baking soda. 

4. Mix very well with mixer or by hand. Split into 3-4 balls and put them into the fridge for an hour. 

5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. About 1/8" thick. Cut out any cookie shapes an use a straw to make holes in them for the string to go through.

6. Place all cookies on a floured baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes on 390 degrees F, or until the edges begin to brown.


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lanadearg said...

I like cookies in the Christmas tree: beautiful and delicious)

SocksAndMittens said...

Oh, how cute! Love this project!