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Eggnog Kaleidoscope Jello Recipe

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe

No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

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Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

1½ cups Unsalted Butter, softened
1½ cups Sugar
1½ tsp Almond Extract
1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
Green Food Coloring
½ tsp Salt
4½ cups All-purpose Flour
12 Yellow M&Ms
3oz Candy Cane Sprinkles
3oz Christmas Sprinkles
8oz Green Icing

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 325°.
• Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes
• Add almond extract, vanilla extract, eggs, and a few drops of green food coloring; mix well
• Mix in salt.
• Add in flour one cup at a time; mix well.
• Knead the dough in your palms until it starts sticking together in a ball.
• On a flat surface, lay down a piece of parchment paper; lightly flour your parchment paper and rolling pin and roll your dough out to a thick 1/4″ to prevent the dough from cracking.
• Using star cookie cutters cut out: 2 large stars, 2 medium sized, and 1 small per cookie
• Use your remaining dough to roll quarter sized pieces to little cones to form the top of the tree.
• Move your dough to your baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
• Remove from oven to a cookie rack, allow to cool.
• To assemble cookie trees:
• Place a small amount of frosting in the center of a large star then stack another large star on top, making sure the points of the stars go in different directions
• Next place a small amount of frosting onto the center of the second large star and place medium sized one on top making certain the points of the star go in a different direction.
• Then repeat that step with another medium star, one small star, and a small cone on top.
• Dab your tree with lots of tiny dots of frosting and stick your candy cane sprinkles onto the frosting.
• Then spread a very thin layer of frosting all over the tree and top with your colorful sprinkles
• Add a dab of frosting to the bottom of a yellow M&M’s and place on top of your tree.

• Makes 12 Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.





You may have seen these stackable Christmas cookies – also called stack cookies or 3-D cookies – as really really tall, brown cookie trees with white icing on the ends to reflect snow. And they are lovely! But how about cutely decorated “Christmas” trees in green with lots of frosting and sprinkles meant to be eaten by one person (or two people if you are feeling generous!)?

That is these cookies, but different. These stackable christmas tree cookies are also from scratch as opposed to a prepared refrigerated dough – not that there is anything wrong with that! Especially if you like gingerbread and want brown trees. There is definitely a place for quick store bought dough (heck this tutorial uses icing from a can!). However, to save on costs, these from scratch cookies are a bit more economical.

Also, if you would like to make your own frosting (especially if you are making more Christmas Cookies!) try this Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe and tint a portion of the frosting green!

If you would like to sugar the ends to look like snow, use decorators sugar, or make your own colored sugar! It is simple to do (really! My mother had me making it a 5!!!)

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Ingedients:

• 1½ cups Unsalted Butter, softened
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 1½ tsp Almond Extract
• 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
• 2 Large Eggs
• Green Food Coloring
• ½ tsp Salt
• 4½ cups All-purpose Flour
• 12 Yellow M&Ms
• 3oz Candy Cane Sprinkles
• 3oz Christmas Sprinkles
• 8oz Green Icing

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
Rolling Pin
Baking Sheets
• Knife
• Parchment Paper
3 Star Cookie Cutter staggered sizes
• Cookie Rack

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Directions:

• Preheat oven to 325°.
• Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes
• Add almond extract, vanilla extract, eggs, and a few drops of green food coloring; mix well
• Mix in salt.
• Add in flour one cup at a time; mix well.
• Knead the dough in your palms until it starts sticking together in a ball.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• On a flat surface, lay down a piece of parchment paper; lightly flour your parchment paper and rolling pin and roll your dough out to a thick 1/4″ to prevent the dough from cracking.
• Using star cookie cutters cut out: 2 large stars, 2 medium sized, and 1 small per cookie.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• Use your remaining dough to roll quarter sized pieces to little cones to form the top of the tree.
• Move your dough to your baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
• Remove from oven to a cookie rack, allow to cool.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• To assemble cookie trees:
• Place a small amount of frosting in the center of a large star then stack another large star on top, making sure the points of the stars go in different directions
• Next place a small amount of frosting onto the center of the second large star and place medium sized one on top making certain the points of the star go in a different direction.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• Then repeat that step with another medium star, one small star, and a small cone on top.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• Dab your tree with lots of tiny dots of frosting and stick your candy cane sprinkles onto the frosting.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• Then spread a very thin layer of frosting all over the tree and top with your colorful sprinkles
• Add a dab of frosting to the bottom of a yellow M&M’s and place on top of your tree.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


• Makes 12 Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies

• To print the Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe, click here.


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Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe


Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe

These traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookies from nagyanya (grandma) are simply delicious. Each bite reminds you of the old country; a time of good food and fond memories. If you are looking for old-fashioned Christmas cookies, try this Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

3 cups All-purpose Flour
16 TBSP Butter (½ pound or 2 sticks)
1 packet Rapid Rise Yeast (¼ oz envelope)
2 TBSP Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ cup Light Cream
3 Egg Yolks
1 cup Powdered Sugar

Date Filling Ingredients:

2 cups Dates, stoned and cut
½ cup Sugar
¾ cup Water
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
¼ cup Ground Walnuts

Nut Filling Ingredients:

1lb Ground Walnuts
¼ cup Sugar
2 TBSP Milk (plus more as needed)

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 325°.
• For dough:
• Using a stand mixer, mix together all-purpose flour and butter; cream together.
• In a medium bowl, add 1 packet of rapid rise yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar; allow to soften.
• Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup light cream and 3 egg yolks to the yeast mixture; mix together well.
• Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture; mix well until a dough is formed.
• Place dough on a board, cut in half.
• Cut each half of the dough into 3 pieces.
• Roll each piece into a small ball.
• Place a small amount of powdered sugar on the board, and roll out a small ball into a thin, round shape.
• Cut pieces like you were cutting a pie, 8 pieces from each ball.
• Place 1 teaspoon of filling on the dough spread out.
• Bake in preheated 325° oven for 20 minutes or until slightly brown at the edges.
• Roll in powdered sugar.
• Allow to cool.
• Store in a container lined with waxed paper.
• Date Filling directions:
• In a pot on the stove, combine stoned and cut dates, ½ cup sugar, and ¾ cup water. Cook for 10 minutes.
• Cool mixture and then add ¼ tsp and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; mix well.
• Add ¼ cup ground walnuts; mix well.
• Nut Filling directions:
• Combine 1 pound of shelled and ground walnuts with ¼ cup sugar; mix well.
• Add 1 tablespoon of milk, mix, add a second tablespoon of milk, mix. You want this moist, not wet. You may need more or less milk than what is listed.

• Makes 48 Hungarian Christmas Cookies

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe. These traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookies from nagyanya (grandma) are simply delicious. Each bite reminds you of the old country; a time of good food and fond memories. If you are looking for old-fashioned Christmas cookies, try this Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe!





My soon-to-be sister-in-law, Shelly, is an excellent baker and cook. I have shared a number of her recipes here in the past, including: Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe and Rum Logs Recipe holiday cookies (Christmas cookies). When she brought these over for Christmas Eve, I knew I simply had to have the recipe to share! And since Shelly is such a good sport, she gave it to me and allowed me to share with all of you.

These Hungarian Christmas Cookies are simply delicious. Shelly said they are quick to make too, the prep time being only 30 minutes (for Christmas cookies, that is fast!). If you like traditional Christmas cookies, give these a go!

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Stand Mixer
Rolling Pin
Baking Sheets

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe. These traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookies from nagyanya (grandma) are simply delicious. Each bite reminds you of the old country; a time of good food and fond memories. If you are looking for old-fashioned Christmas cookies, try this Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe!


• To print the Hungarian Christmas Cookies recipe, click here.


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