Sweet Winter Trees

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  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 cups walnuts (unchopped)
  • 4 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, cooked.  Cooking instructions
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar

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*Sweetened condensed milk should already be cooked and cooled down. Link to cooking instructions: Dulce De Leche Recipe

  • Whisk together till well combined, 1 large egg and 4 Tablespoons sugar.

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  • In a sauce pan or microwave melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. Add melted butter to whisked egg and sugar.

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  • Whisk in 1/4 cup of milk and 2 cups of flour. Incorporate all together well, form into a ball.  Put in the freezer for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Grate the dough. You will need to do a few batches. The grated dough should be spread evenly on the baking sheet.

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  • Bake for 10 minutes, check them while baking so they don’t burn.
  • After you have grated and baked all the dough, add into a bowl with 2 cups of chopped walnuts.

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  • Add 1 can of cooked sweetened condensed milk.

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  • Mix well.

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  • You can just use your hands to shape into trees, or you can use a tulip glass.
  • In order for the trees to not fall apart, push hard making it all stick well. (like rice crispy with marshmallow)

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  • You can make them big or bite size.

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  • Dust with powdered sugar (optional).
  • Give them time to set.

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Products I used for this recipe: 

Baking sheets from William Sonoma Goldtouch.
Grater OXO Good Grips Box Grater
Everyday bowls Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear
Whisk OXO Good Grips 11-Inch Balloon Whisk

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  1. Hi!

    A few questions:

    1) When using a glass to form cones, will it come out easily without breaking its shape?

    2) How long will it take for them to set, approximately?

    Thank you!

    • They do come out, my mom uses a plastic cone glass I just didn’t have one. You can easily fix the shape if it doesn’t work well in a glass. I use to the glass for all the cones to be the same size.

    • They set pretty fast if you put them in the fridge. I waited an hour before I serve them, my kids eat them right away. Cover them so they don’t harden to much the next day.

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