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Christmas Tree Sandwiches

Christmas Tree Sandwiches

Christmas Tree Sandwiches

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Christmas Tree Sandwiches
3.7 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Cutout Cookies, Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Sugar cookie sandwich cookie with a buttercream filling.


  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • For the filling:
  • 1/4 cup solid vegetable 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


  • Make the dough:
  • 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 (do not add the granulated sugar at this stage! The dough is not sweet. The sugar topping and buttercream filling will provide the sweetness.). Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Bake cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Spread granulated 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.
  • Make the filling:
  • 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.
  • Assemble and decorate sandwiches:
  • Spread filling on half of the cookies and sandwich with the remaining halves. Outline cookies with the decorating icing.


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I have made the Christmas Tree Sandwiches again and again sooooooo goooooooood
- Sue
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.
- Mykal
I made these as presents for aunts and uncles last year- they are delicious. The cookie is flaky and yummy, and the frosting is just heaven.
- Casey
Will not make again. The cookies taste like pie crust and the cookies stick to the pan terrible as to sugar on both sides. Made more memmories with my daughter but will try a different recipe next year.
- Sally
A nice change from the usual taste. Even though the dough is challenging to work with, if done properly they are fantastic! They are the flakiest, tenderest, melt in your mouth cookie have ever had, and they are not sickening sweet which makes them dangerous, because you can't stop eating them!! My neighbor made them, and i a making them today!!!
- A Baker
Very hard to cut cookies.had to use a cup and a half of extra flour to get the workable.
- Mary
These cookies had an excellent taste but took a lot of time to create. These are also very easy to burn.
- Drake Griffith
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