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Christmas Tree Sandwiches


Makes about 18

For the dough:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar

for the filling:
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
green food coloring
1 tube brown decorating icing, with writing tip

In large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter until creamy, about 1 minute. With mixer on low, alternately add flour, salt, and milk and beat until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 1/2 hours. Preheat oven to 375F. Spread sugar on a plate. On a floured surface, roll one third of the dough to 1/8" thick. Cut out tree shapes with a 2" cookie cutter. Press cookies into sugar to coat on both sides then place on ungreased cookie sheets. Prick each cookie all over with a fork, for decoration. Bake cookies 9 to 11 minutes until very lightly browned. Cool on sheets 2 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. While cookies are baking, prepare the filling. In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until creamy with an electric mixer. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk. Add food coloring to tint the filling pale green. Beat on high until the filling is light and fluffy; appx. 3 minutes. Spread filling on half of the cookies and sandwich with the remaining halves. Outline cookies with the decorating icing.

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Reviews of Christmas Tree Sandwiches:

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  Mary in Milford Ma  Dec 24, 2010
Would not make this again.
Very hard to cut cookies.had to use a cup and a half of extra flour to get the workable. 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 12, 2010
Would not make this again.
The cookie's taste really blah and the frosting never worked. it was liquid! 2 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 8, 2010
Would make this again.
well they were pretty good but next time put a picture I didnt know how to do it! 5 stars

  chelsea  Dec 20, 2009
Would make this again.
this recipe is wonderfull andtastes really good yyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!11 hehhehheheheheehhhe 5 stars

  Mykal from WA in WA  Apr 8, 2009
Would make this again.
Thank you!!! I have been looking for this receipe for over two years after I lost mine. I love these cookies. They are unlike anything other sugar cookie. Not hard to make compared to other sugar cookies. 5 stars

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