Christmas Tree Cookies

  • Serves

    makes 18 Cookies


Tree-shaped sugar cookies, adapted from an old standby, Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, epitomize a classic American Christmas.


  • 23 cup honey
  • 13 cup shortening
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 34 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 40 drops green food coloring


Step 1

Using an electric mixer, combine honey, shortening, sugar, and egg. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon extract. Add food coloring. Refrigerate dough 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oven to 375°. Roll out into a 9” circle about ¼” thick. Cut into trees, re-rolling scraps to make more cookies; bake 8-10 minutes.

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