Christmas Tree Cut-Outs

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What perfect way to ring in the holiday season than with these fun and super easy Christmas Tree Cut-Outs! The perfect sugar cookie recipe you need in your rotation!

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs

It’s officially Christmas season. This is one of my most favorite times of the year. I love the feel of the holidays, it brings out all the baking in me. If you thought I didn’t do enough baking already, you should see me this time of the year. We pull out all the stops and bake all the things, and how can we not bake some easy and tasty sugar cookie cut-outs?

These Christmas Tree Cut-Outs are a simple yet elegant recipe that the whole family will love. I don’t think they lasted a day my kids inhaled each and every one of them. So what do you do when you run out of cookies? Well make more of course, I mean how could you not?

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs

For this recipe we used the Crisco Classic Sugar Cookie Cut Out recipe. It’s one of our go to recipes that we keep coming back to because it produces the most perfect cookie around. We used Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening baking sticks for these cut-outs.The baking sticks are easily portioned out where you can divide to how much you need or use the whole stick!

You can purchase your Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening in the traditional tubs or in either a 1- or 3-pack of 1 cup sticks. We usually keep both on hand, but the sticks just make everything more convenient since it’s already measured out for you, which just eases the hassle of this already easy recipe!

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs

These Christmas Tree Cut-Outs are the perfect holiday cookie. Dress it up with some sugar cookie icing which we just bought in a bottle from the store, add a couple sprinkles and you have yourself the wonders of what looks like a snow-capped sparkling tree!

The benefits when baking with Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening instead of butter are amazing! Your goodies will result in a thick light textured cookie with less spread in the oven (which happens because Crisco® has a higher melting point than butter), for perfectly shaped cookies every time. 

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs

 All-Vegetable Shortening has 0g trans fat* (*See nutrition information for fat and saturated fat content). In addition to baking cookies, when added to melted chocolate, Crisco makes it smoother and when used in frosting, Crisco it makes it more malleable and it holds its shape better. I love when my frosting holds its shape and doesn’t spread too much. It’s my trick to my cake decorating is using shortening!

So when you’re wondering what to bake this season, these Christmas Tree Cut-Outs need to be on your baking list. Not only do they taste amazing, but they are fun for the kids and  elegant enough to serve at that fun Christmas party you know you’ll be throwing!

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • White sugar cookie icing
  • White/Clear and Gold sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt until blended.
  3. Beat your shortening and sugar in large bowl with mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in egg, milk and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour mixture.
  5. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness for crisp cookies or 3/8-inch thickness for softer cookies.
  6. Cut with Christmas tree cookie cutter and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden.

  7. Remove from oven to cool on wire rack.
  8. Once cooled decorate your cookies using white sugar cookie icing by making diagonal lines with little humps over the cookies, immediately sprinkle with sprinkles.
  9. Let set and serve.

Ad – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Crisco®. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Christmas Tree Cut-Outs {A Fun Family Friendly Holiday Cookie Recipe} What perfect way to ring in the holiday season than with these fun and super easy Christmas Tree Cut-Outs! The perfect sugar cookie recipe you need in your rotation!

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