1988 2nd Place: Pat Egan's Christmas Tree Cookies

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sheets. For each cookie, shape about half teaspoon of the reserved one third 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. Note: The logs can be divided and shaped into 3 sizes and sliced to form a 3-tiered tree. These second-place winning cookies are easily shaped into trees that are edged with glittery green sugar. Of her simple cookies, Pat Egan of Dolton, Illinois writes, "They're not a fancy or gourmet cookie, but a simple symbol of the Christmas season that is so close to my heart." from the Chicago Tribune annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 8, 1988 ----