Ms. Ellen Spillane’s favorite Christmas delicacy are these Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

Ms. Ellen Spillane, Upper School Math Teacher, shared her holiday recipe for Christmas Tree Cookies.

Total time: 30 to 35 minutes
Quantity: Three to five dozen cookies


  • One cup butter
  • Three-fourths a cup of sugar
  • One egg
  • One teaspoon almond extract
  • One-fourth teaspoon salt
  • Two and one-fourth cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • One-fourth teaspoon baking powder
  • Green food coloring


  1. Cream butter and sugar well.  Beat in the egg and almond extract.
  2. Gradually blend in dry ingredients.
  3. Tint dough with a few drops of green food coloring.  Mix well.
  4. Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Use a tree cookie-cutter to shape the cookies.
  6. Bake for ten to 12 minutes.
  7. Remove when crisp to cooling racks.

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