Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies Recipe

Christmas Tree Shapes Sugar Cookies



This simple recipe for Christmas tree shape filled sugar cookies is a fun baking recipe to make with kids this holiday season. To make these shapes inside your sugar cookies, you'll need to have a miniature cookie cutter in the shape you desire (I used my Wilton miniature Christmas tree cookie cutter), and a slightly larger cookie cutter in a neutral shape, like a circle. Baking with kids can be a lot of fun, if you have young children, it may be easiest to make the dough ahead of time, and just do the cookie cutter activity together. 

Christmas Tree Shapes Sugar Cookies


Supplies to make Shape Filled Sugar Cookies


- Miniature Shape Cookie Cutter (Approximately 1” to 1-1/2”)

- Medium Cookie Cutter (Approximately 3” Round)

- Rolling Pin

Sugar Cookie Dough

- Food Coloring

How to Make Christmas Tree Shapes Sugar Cookies


How to Make Easy Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
1 Cup All Vegetable Shortening
2 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Water
1 tsp Vanilla
5 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
Green Food Coloring Gel


Method:

Preheat the oven to 350°F

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and the sugar. 

Mix in the water and vanilla until combined. 

Sift in the flour and baking powder, then mix until the dough is smooth. 

Divide the dough in two, and set aside half of the dough. 

Add a few drops of food coloring to one half of the dough and mix until the color is uniform throughout. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll the plain un-colored cookie dough until it’s 1/4” thick. Cut the dough in circles using a 3” round cookie cutter. 

Using a 1” Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut a Christmas tree shape into the middle of the cookie and remove the inside piece of the cookie dough. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Roll the green cookie dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s 1/4” thick. Cut the dough into Christmas tree shapes with the small cookie cutter. 

Place the green Christmas trees into the centers of the cookies on the baking sheet. 

Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 

How to Make Christmas Tree Shapes Sugar Cookies


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Yield: 24 Cookies
Author: Alexandra Tugade | The Home Baked Vegan
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Easy Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Easy Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Prep time: 20 MinBake time: 10 MinTotal time: 30 Min
This simple recipe for sugar cookies filled with Christmas tree shapes, is perfect for holiday baking with kids.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 5 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Green Food Coloring Gel

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and the sugar.
  3. Mix in the water and vanilla until combined.
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then mix until the dough is smooth.
  5. Divide the dough in two, and set aside half of the dough.
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring to one half of the dough and mix until the color is uniform throughout.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the plain un-colored cookie dough until it’s 1/4” thick. Cut the dough in circles using a 3” round cookie cutter.
  8. Using a 1” Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut a Christmas tree shape into the middle of the cookie and remove the inside piece of the cookie dough. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Roll the green cookie dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s 1/4” thick. Cut the dough into Christmas tree shapes with the small cookie cutter.
  10. Place the green Christmas trees into the centers of the cookies on the baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Calories

236.87

Fat (grams)

8.80

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.48

Carbs (grams)

36.66

Fiber (grams)

0.70

Net carbs

35.96

Sugar (grams)

16.73

Protein (grams)

2.69

Sodium (milligrams)

41.63

Cholesterol (grams)

4.78
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