Try this easy Christmas cookie recipe.
Do you have a food or treat that just reminds you of your childhood Christmas’? Something that you see or smell and are instantly taken back to sweet memories from years ago. Mine are these easy Christmas tree cookies.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions as a young girl was my mom making these delicious Christmas Tree Cookies! I knew it was Christmastime when I came home to these delicious treats after school. This easy Christmas cookie recipe is so easy and always a hit for kids and adults! They are SO easy and I love the hint of almond flavor!
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My mom is no longer living, so I have continued on the tradition by making them for my kids. I love getting to remember her and share stories of her life with my kids while we bake these cookies togethers.
Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe
One of the best parts of making these Christmas Tree Cookies is getting to use this fun Wilton Cookie Press. It’s really easy to use, and you can usually find one under $10!
The Wilton Cookie Press comes with a dozen different plates with fun shapes for cookies. All you have to do is fill it with the cookie dough, turn it upside down and press the trigger! Out comes a cute little tree. Easy, right???
The great thing about the Wilton Cookie Press is that you can make this recipe with many different shops and holidays. Just change out the shape, and adjust the food coloring!
Christmas Tree Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- green food coloring
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugar together in mixer.
- Beat in egg and almond extract.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Gradually add to mixer.
- Add a few drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
- Fill Cookie Press with dough and insert the tree plate.
- Use Cookie Press to make cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle with red sprinkles.
- Bake in hot oven for 8 minutes.
I hope your family will love these easy Christmas cookie recipe as much as my family loves them! These cookies also make great treats to bring to your neighbors and friends!