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Christmas Tree Sandwiches

Christmas Tree Sandwiches Recipe

Makes about 48

Ingredients

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

Method

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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