My family LOVES Spritz cookies.  My daughter, Kylee, LOVES Nutella, thanks to her Aunt Michaela.  I can combine the two flavors together for a sweet holiday treat, thanks to Taste Of  Home!  My most difficult task will be trying to get the trees all the same size!!!  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 cups butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons 2% milk

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2/3 cup Nutella

Gold pearl dust

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Using a cookie press fitted with the Christmas tree disk, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Spread Nutella on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Brush tops with pearl dust. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Editor's Note: Pearl dust is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.