Friday, 21 December 2012

Wreath and Tree Butter Cookies

These are the cookies I made for my work’s cookie exchange! They are the classic butter cookies that I’ve been making for years and are my absolute favorite cookie of all time.  I posted them here last year.  This year, I added a green tint and made wreaths and Christmas trees.  I didn’t have any of the secret ingredient (vanilla syrup), which made a big difference, but they were still good with regular vanilla extract.

Wreath and Tree Butter Cookies


1 cup salted butter

1 ¼ cup sifted icing sugar

2 Tablespoon vanilla syrup

1 egg

Green gel food colouring

2 ½ cups flour

½ teaspoon baking soda


1.  Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

2.  Beat in vanilla syrup and eggs.

3.  Add food colouring to the colour of your liking.  Beat until incorporated.

4.  Whisk flour and baking soda in a bowl.  Gradually add into butter mixture.

5.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. You can also freeze the dough for up to 6 months.

To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

6.  Roll out dough to ¼ inch thick and cut out wreath and trees.

7.  Add decorations.

8.  Bake for about 6 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden.  Cool on rack.
After adding colour.

Ready for the fridge.

Right out of the oven.

1 comment:

  1. Christmas cookies looks very cute...:-)