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Shared by: Second Banana on 11/17/2016
Prep Time 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Process Time 10 Minutes
Overall Time 4 Hours 40 Minutes
Course Desserts
Difficulty Expert
Preparation Style Bake
Additional Info: This dough must be refrigerated for 4 hours before baking and can be refrigerated up to 7 days.
This recipe serves 72
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2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Sugar
1 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Almond extract
1 ea Egg
1/4 cup Colored sugar crystals
1/4 cup Confetti candy
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Directions Before baking, preheat oven to 350°F / Gas Mark 4

Put flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, almond extract and egg into large bowl of an electric mixer. Mix together, using low speed. Dough will be crumbly. Then knead dough with hands until mixture holds together.

Remove 1/3 cup of the dough; wrap and refrigerate. Divide remaining dough in thirds. Using hands, roll each into a 6-inch log. Put sugar crystals on a sheet of wax paper. Roll each log in the sugar crystals to coat well.

Shape each log into a triangle, pressing gently on wax paper to give three sharp corners. Make sure to make 2 sides longer than the third side. Wrap each log well and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

Slice logs crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Put slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. For each cookie, shape about 1/2 teaspoon of the reserved 1/3 cup dough into a tree trunk. Attach to bottom underside of each tree. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with candy decorations, if desired.

Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove to wire racks. Cool completely.