Chocolate Christmas Trees
From the kitchen of Sandi Barber
This recipe has been on northpole.com from the beginning… since 1996! We hope you enjoy this classic North Pole recipe. Let us know your opinion by submitting a review!
about 3 dozen
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat chocolate in microwave for 2-3 minutes on medium power.
When almost melted remove and stir; set aside to cool.
In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy.
Beat eggs and vanilla into butter mixture. Add melted chocolate and stir until well blended.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture a little at a time and mix well.
Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Roll dough to 1/8" thickness and cut out cookies with tree shaped cookie cutter.
Place cookie on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 7-10 minutes or until light brown.
Decorate. Using frosting pipe on white trim. Make small dots of white icing to "glue" dragees on to the cookies.