Usually I make lots more shapes in the Mirro collection, but this year it was all about trees. Here is a cookie sheet just ready to go in the oven — there were 11 more just like this. I go through a lot of sprinkles and sugar, as you can see from my sloppy decorating job. Oops, one poor tree in the photo has no ornaments — I guess I’ll just have to eat that one.
The recipe is the same one I’ve been using for over 40 years, and it’s almost the same as Barbara’s at Oodles and Oodles. I use a little less flour (3 1/2 cups instead of 4) because it seems to work better in my press. Although I tried all of Barbara’s tricks, I could not duplicate her amazing feat of no mess-ups. Actually, I sent a bunch of trees back to the recycled dough bowl. It took all day and there was some swearing, but now it’s over and I have tons of lovely, buttery Christmas tree cookies to give away.