frosted cookies stacked make lovely snow covered pine trees
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Pine Tree Sugar cookies - Frozen Party Foods

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Author Ashlee Marie

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 6 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 C Butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C full fat sour cream
  • green food dye

Icing

  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp extract peppermint or almond

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Sift flour, soda, salt, nutmeg and powder in a bowl.
  • In separate bowl cream the butter and sugar (use cookie paddles or dough hook this will get thick)
  • Add the egg and beat again
  • then add the vanilla and sour cream and beat it smooth
  • Add the green dye and mix until it's evenly colored
  • Mix in dry ingredients and beat smooth - it will be thick.
  • wrap up in wax paper or parchment paper and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours
  • preheat oven to 350
  • roll out to 1/4 inch various snowflake shapes - don't forget to cut a small round scrap for the top of every tree
  • bake for 8-10 mins, until the edges get a slight golden color to them (don't over bake) let cool

Icing

  • Mix butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and peppermint in your mixer.
  • it will be thick at first - thin it down with milk, a tablespoon at a time until it's thin enough to pip onto the "trees"

Assembly

  • start with the largest snowflake and pipe the white frosting on, top with another snowflake and work your way up, getting smaller every row or two