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Winter Birch Tree Cookies

  •  4.4 stars stars based on 12 reviews
  •   90% would make this again
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Makes about 40

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
2 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 package (12 oz) vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark, melted
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat until well blended. Add milk, vanilla and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon; mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On lightly floured surface, roll balls into logs, 6 inches long. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 5 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Place melted candy coating in pie pan. Dip logs into candy coating; place on waxed paper to cool. Drizzle melted bittersweet chocolate over logs to resemble birch trees.

Note: from "Christmas Baking," a 1997 Pillsbury Classic Cookbook

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Reviews of Winter Birch Tree Cookies:

1-5 of 12 reviews   Next >>

   Oct 25, 2015
Would make this again.
I've been making this every year for five years now. It's a huge hit and after the chocolate is drizzled over the cookies, I go back and melt some green and red candy wafers and touch the cookies up with those. They're very Christmasy that way. 1 star

  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 29, 2008
Would make this again.
These cookies were a big hit at the office this year. They tasted great, and are pretty to look at. The cinnamon in the cookies complements the white chocolate quite nicely.

I used 20 oz of white chocolate to coat the cookies.
4 stars

  Davie, Florida in Florida  Dec 14, 2007
Would make this again.
This is a delicious cookie. Some of the reviews say a lot of work but they are simple if you have a system worked out.
I bake them with my friends and drizzle them with thinned chocolate. They are a really beautiful and unique cookie.
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Ellicott City MD  Nov 20, 2006
Would make this again.
I make this cookie every year. It's fantastic and so pretty. They are a bit of work but worth it. Last year, it was my contribution to my cookie exchange. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Ann Arbor  Dec 10, 2004
Would make this again.
A bit tedious to make but a huge hit with the holiday party circuit 5 stars

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