Candy Cane Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

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Recipe by ElizabethKnicely

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


  • 236.59 ml butter, softened
  • 118.29 ml sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2.46 ml almond extract
  • 532.32 ml flour
  • green food coloring

  • 236.59 ml powdered sugar
  • 29.58 ml butter, softened
  • 2.46 ml vanilla extract
  • 29.58 ml finely crushed candy canes or 29.58 ml peppermint candies
  • 44.37 ml milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  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.
  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.

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