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Christmas Tree Sandwich Cookies

These holiday-perfect spiced sensations hold a sweet surprise inside.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

1 hr.

Total Time:

3 hrs.


  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups butter, at room temp.
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbs. milk
  • Decorating sugars, white decorating icing and M&M’s Minis


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine first 5 ingredients; reserve. On medium speed, beat 1 cup butter and brown sugar until fluffy, 2 min. On low, beat in molasses and egg. Gradually beat in reserved flour mixture until dough forms. Divide in half; shape into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 1 hr.
  2. On floured surface, roll out one disk to ¼” thickness. Using 3½” tree cutter, cut out shapes. Place 1″ apart on baking sheets. Using 1½” tree cutter, cut out centers of half of cookies. Repeat with remaining dough, rerolling scraps as needed. Bake until golden, 8–9 min. Let cool 5 min. Transfer to racks; let cool.
  3. On medium, beat remaining butter and zest. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and milk until fluffy, 2 min.; spread on uncut cookies. Sprinkle with sugar; top with cutout cookies. Decorate with icing and M&M’s.

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