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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.

Serving Size:

Makes approx 18

Category:

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

Step 1
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.

Step 2
Form cookie mixture into two logs, approximately 6cm diameter. Wrap in baking paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Step 3
Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Slice cookie logs into 1cm rounds.

Step 4
Place rounds onto lined baking trays, leaving room for the cookies to spread.

Step 5
Use candies to create Christmas tree shapes on the top of each cookie, pressing them gently into the dough.

Step 6
Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.

 

Notes:

  • 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.

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