Christmas Tree Squares

Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
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8 Reviews
These frosted sugar cookie bars are quick to make and travel well if you are on the go this holiday season.
40 min
Prep Time
1:00
Total Time
48 bars

Ingredients

Bar

3/4 cup
sugar
2/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
milk
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Frosting

4 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
almond extract
3 to 4 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
Red and green food color

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine sugar, 2/3 cup butter, milk, vanilla and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Spread mixture into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  3. Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting; set aside. Spread remaining frosting over cooled bars. Cut into 48 bars.
  4. Tint half of reserved frosting with red food color and other half with green food color. Pipe tree design in center of each square, alternating red and green trees every other bar.

Recipe Tips

To pipe the Christmas tree design on each bar, use pastry bag and decorating tip #4 or place frosting in small resealable plastic food bag. Snip small hole in one corner of bag to pipe.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
16g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Made this last year and was so easy and tasty made it again this year! I did change up the recipe I used a boxed cake mix lemon flavored for a spin on taste still as good as scratch!

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Great recipe! Easy to make and tastes delicious - just like a frosted sugar cookie. Will make these again.

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Definitely a keeper! They were very easy, very tasty & very pretty!

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These are so good and very pretty. Everyone loved them & I will definately be making them again.

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We made these cookies yesterday with the grandchildren baking day. 15 year old grandson decorated and they are delicious!!! Highly recommend

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Exceptionally easy - burned the first batch and whipped up another in about 6 minutes. Very tasty - go light on the frosting and it's not too sweet. I added lemon extract to my frosting instead of the almond as there is a child in my son's class with a nut allergy. All the kids went gaga over these. The Christmas tree squiggle was easy and looked great.

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These cookies were tender and rich. Very simple to make and looked beautiful on my cookie trays. A definite keeper!

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I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE LIKE A CAKE, BUT I WAS SURPRISED WHEN IT WAS MORE LIKE A COOKIE, AND EVERY ONE ENJOYED THEM.

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