Christmas tree cookies recipe
Cookies made with Smarties or M&M's are always a hit with the kids, and nothing beats homemade. These ones are decorated in the shape of a Christmas tree for a fun holiday treat.
Makes approx 18
- 125g butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pkt mini chocolate candies eg M&M's
Beat butter, vanilla and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Finally, mix in flour and baking powder until just combined.
Form cookie mixture into two logs, approximately 6cm diameter. Wrap in baking paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Slice cookie logs into 1cm rounds.
Place rounds onto lined baking trays, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
Use candies to create Christmas tree shapes on the top of each cookie, pressing them gently into the dough.
Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
- If mini M&M's are unavailable, you can purchase candies in the baking section of the supermarket.
- For a quick short cut, purchase pre-made cookie dough.
- Recipe by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.