Christmas Tree Cookies
This is my last post before Christmas and that’s not far off now, just 30 minutes to go!
The children are fast asleep snuggled in their cosy beds. Santa will be soon and will discover those indulgent brownie cookies I made especially for him.
The kids will be up at the butt crack of dawn asking if Santa’s been. ‘Of course he’s been’ *wipes sweat from brow* I’ll tell them watching their faces lighting up as they discover all the presents that mysteriously seemed to arrive overnight. *wipes more sweat off brow*
The turkey is in the oven, as it has done over the past 6 hours on the lowest oven heat – yay for tender juicy turkey! All the vegetables are prepped and I even made the giblet gravy today too. Organised mama (and giant man-baby) to the rescue!
I’mma looking forward to those brussel spouts, baby!
I’ve also put a nice nibble spread on the sidebar. Yes, I’m old school. Nuts, chocolate, cookies, fruits, dried fruits, and even more cookies. Oh and did I mention beer too?
Last year I received this awesome cookie press from my parents that I’d asked for. I used it last year and packed it away and had completely forgotten about it. Then I saw Marcie’s recipe for her cookie press Christmas trees butter cookies. I just had to dig out my press and try them.
I adapted the recipe to exclude the almond extract and added a little extra vanilla to create vanilla butter cookies instead. I’m glad I tried this recipe out, it’s perfect consistency for my cookie press and most importantly, utterly delicious.
Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6-9 mins
Yield: 26+ cookies
- 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2¼ cup plain (all-purpose) flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- green gel or paste food colouring
- Preheat the oven to 180/350/Gas Mark 5 and line 2 baking trays with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mix until combined and gradually mix in the flour and add the food colouring.
- Load the dough into a cookie press as per manufacturers instructions and press cookies onto the baking trays allowing 2cm between cookies.
- Bake for 6-9 minutes until the edges start to slightly brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on the trays for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
Adapted from I Gotta Try That
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