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cookies -- Snow-Capped Tree Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for cookies -- Snow-Capped Tree Cookies, by , is from The Lawson Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Lawson
Added: Friday, February 29, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 oz. white chocolate baking bar
1 pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup of butter, melted
2 T. Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp almond extract
7 drops of green food color
24 thin stick pretzels,broken in half
1 tsp. shortening

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 375. Grate 2 ounces of the white chocolate. In large bowl stir in cookie mix, melted butter, egg, flour, almond extract, 2 oz. grated white chocolate, and green food color until a soft dough forms.
Divide dough into 6 pieces. Press eack piece into 6 inch round. Cut each round into 8 wedges; seperate wedges.
On greased cookie sheet, place wedges 2 inches apart. Under each wedge, place 1/2 of the pretzel stick for tree trunk.
Bake 6-8 minutes until set. Cool 1 minute. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Line cookie sheet with wax paper. In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining white chocolate and the shortening uncovered on high 30-60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted.
Dip top of each cookie in white chocolate mixture, allowing excess to drip off. If desired, decorate with sprinkles or sugars. Refrigerate until set.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 dozen cookies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
They are so cute and the kids love them!

 

 

 

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