Christmas Trees - Cookie Press Recipe

by Connie Taylor, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 6 Dozen Cookies

This is a favorite of our family. I make these every Christmas, and other shapes at other times of the year.


1 c. shortening

3/4 c. sugar

1 egg

2 and 1/4 c. sifted all-purpose flour

1/8 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. almond extract

Green food coloring (for Christmas tree cookies)


Cream shortening and sugar. Add unbeaten egg, sifted dry ingredients, flavoring and coloring. Mix well. Use a cookie press, to press shapes onto a cookie sheet. Decorate as desired. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.