Christmas Tree Cookies

Recipe by superbuna
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Cream butter, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Chill, then roll dough to about 1/8 inch or thicker.
  • Cut into various sized Christmas trees.
  • Squeeze bottom of trunk a little so it will fit into jelly wreaths when baked.
  • Bake in preheated hot oven at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool. Cover with frosting; decorate.
  • For Frosting:
  • Heat and boil the 1/2 cup butter in heavy saucepan until lightly browned; do not burn.
  • Stir in 3 cups powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Add water a few drops at a time until frosting is of spreading consistency.
  • Frost cookies, then decorate with cake decorator using colored icing of your choice and top off with sprinkles, bits of candied cherries, etc.
  • To stand, set each in ring of bought jellied candies.