Christmas Trees

1 pound butter

1½ cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

4½ cups flour

¼ teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Sift flour and salt, add to cream mixture and beat until smooth. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Roll out dough to about ¹⁄₈ inch on a floured surface and cut out tree shape or any other shape you like. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until just lightly browned on the edges. Cool on a rack. When cookies are cool dip half in chocolate dip and cool on waxed paper.

Chocolate Dip

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces

½ teaspoon Crisco

Melt chocolate pieces and Crisco over hot water (be sure not to boil water) in the top of a double boiler. Dip each end of the log in the chocolate dip and cool on waxed paper. While chocolate is still wet, you can dip in chopped nuts or assorted sprinkles.

Cindy's Tips: