Christmas Tree Cookies
|Golden sugar cookie mix||10 Ounce (1 package)|
|Oil/Puritan oil||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Green food color||2 Drop|
|Sliced natural almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Pecan halves||2 Tablespoon, cut in half|
|Red candied cherries||2 Tablespoon, cut in fourths|
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine cookie mix, eggs, oil and 4 to 5 drops green food coloring in large bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended. Form dough into pea-size balls. Place 15 balls with sides touching in triangle shape on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 2 inches apart.
2. Insert almond slices between balls to form branches. Place 1 pecan piece in bottom of each tree to form trunk. Place 1 cherry piece on top ball of each tree.
3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.