Sweet winter trees are nutty, soft, chew, and so so good! They are the perfect addition to any winter or holiday party and look super cute with some “snow” sprinkled on top.
Guys, I think winter season is the perfect season for desserts. Warm baked treats grace the dessert table and everyone comes together to enjoy meals, then tea with sweets. Just like themed Christmas cookies, these winter trees are a classic to make every winter.
Powdered sugar adds the perfect dusting to top these sweet winter trees. They look like they’re in a little wintery forest of their own! These chewy treats perfectly go with tea or coffee.
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What do I need to make this recipe?
- unsalted butter
- sweetened condensed milk (cooking instructions)
- powdered sugar
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Sweet Winter Trees Dessert with Nuts and Condensed Milk
- parchment paper
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup unsalted butter, 1 stick
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 cups walnuts chopped
- 4 Tbsp sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk, cooked
- 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
- Whisk together the egg and sugar until well combined.1 large egg, 4 Tbsp sugar
- In a saucepan or microwave melt unsalted butter. Add melted butter to whisked egg and sugar.½ cup unsalted butter,
- Whisk in milk and flour. Incorporate all together well, then form into a ball. Put in the freezer for 1 hour.¼ cup milk, 2 cups flour
- 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 without layering.
- Bake for 10 minutes, and check them while baking so they don’t burn.
- After you have grated and baked all the dough, add into a bowl with chopped walnuts.2 cups walnuts
- Add the can of cooked sweetened condensed milk.1 can sweetened condensed milk,
- Mix well.
- 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 crispies with marshmallows.)
- You can make them big or bite size.
- Dust with powdered sugar (optional).1 Tbsp powdered sugar
- Give them time to set, then enjoy!