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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tasty Trees

From Family Fun magazine. I borrowed their picture because I lost my camera. I'll post mine if I can find it later.


* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 2 cups sugar

* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Wooden craft sticks
* 2 or 3 tubes green icing
* M&M's Minis




Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-size bowl. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then stir in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture, one third at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and chill for at least 2 hours.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough into a 1/4-inch thickness between sheets of waxed paper. Remove the top sheet. Use a butter knife to cut out 3-1/4-inch-tall triangles.

Place the triangles on lightly greased cookie sheets 1 inch apart. Insert a craft stick three quarters of the way under each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookie edges turn light brown. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the pan, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Now your kids can decorate the tree pops with piped-on icing and candy "lights". Makes 5 dozen.



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