Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

COOKIES

  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

FROSTING

  • 1 c. butter
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. water or milk
  • Green gel icing color
  • 3 tbsp. red and white pearl sprinkles
  • 18 yellow star sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350º and line two cookie sheets with parchment
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla andalmond extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wetingredients and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.
  • Make three sizes of cookie dough balls: 1 teaspoon, 2 teaspoons, and 3 teaspoons. (You should havean even number of each.) Place medium and large cookies on a cookie sheet and press down slightlyon each. Bake until center looks mostly cooked, 7 to 8 minutes. Place smallest balls of dough onanother cookie sheet and press down slightly. Bake until center looks mostly cooked, 5 to 6 minutes.When cookies are done, remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a cookie rackto finish cooling.
  • Make frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add half the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Addvanilla and 2 tablespoons water and mix until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix untilsmooth. Add green gel icing color to frosting and mix until your desired shade of green.
  • Assemble cookies: Get one size of each cookie. Fit a piping bag with a medium sized star piping tip (Iused Wilton 32) and fill bag with green frosting
  • Pipe a swirl of frosting onto the largest cookie, then add the second medium sized cookie on top.Pipe a swirl of frosting onto the second cookie, then top with the smallest cookie. Pipe a swirl on topof the final cookie and decorate with a star and round ornament sprinkles. Continue building cookietrees, then refrigerate until ready to serve
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