Candy Cane Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

A Christmas tradition at our house. My kids talk about helping me make these all year. To make cookies in the shape of a Christmas Tree, you will need a cookie press. You can also roll out the dough and use a Christmas Tree shaped cookie cutter. The candy cane filling is what makes this cookie special. This recipe makes 2 dozen sandwich style cookies. (The dough should be enough to make 4 dozen individual cookies.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 14 cups flour
  • green food coloring
  • FILLING INGREDINETS

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed candy canes or 2 tablespoons peppermint candies
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. FOR COOKIE DOUGH:.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter. Gradually add sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg and almond extract.
  5. Gradually blend in flour.
  6. Add green food coloring.
  7. Fill cookie press with dough and use the tree plate. Form onto baking sheet.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. FOR FILLING:.
  11. Combine filling ingredients (except for milk).
  12. Stir in only enough milk to make filling a spreadable consistency.
  13. Spread by hand or use a decorator's bag. Spread 1 teaspoon of filling on the cookie's flat side. Top with another cookie.