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Swirly Tree Cookies

  • Prep 1 hr 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Green food color
Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
Star-shaped candy sprinkles
Green or white sugar

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Large Cookie (undecorated)
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Kids and kids at heart will love turning cookie-dough ropes into holiday tree cookies.

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Knead in enough food color until well blended and desired green color. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Freeze 10 minutes.
  • 2 Shape half of dough into 1 inch balls. With fingers, roll each ball into 10-inch rope, about 1/4 inch wide. Break off small piece from each rope for tree trunk. Carefully place ropes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 With each rope, starting at top, twist rope back and forth into tree shape, gradually making larger at bottom (rows of dough should touch). If rope breaks, press dough together. Place small piece at bottom of each tree for trunk. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 4 Decorate trees with baking bits to resemble ornaments or lights. Place 1 candy sprinkle at top of tree for star. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 5 Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Kids and kids at heart will love turning cookie-dough ropes into holiday tree cookies.

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Kids and kids at heart will love turning cookie-dough ropes into holiday tree cookies.