Homemade sugar cookies, baked in different sizes, stack up to form sweet Christmas Tree Cookies. A sugar glaze and holiday sprinkles make them festive.
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Christmas Tree Cookies
How much fun are these 3-D Christmas tree sugar cookies? Kids will have so much fun decorating the tree this holiday season when it’s made out of cookies! #ChristmasCookies
Just bake up my basic sugar cookie recipe in three different sizes, stack them using a sugar glaze as the “glue” to hold the layers together and decorate with colorful holiday sprinkles as you go.
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And don’t forget the crowning glory spice drop tree topper! That’s definitely the finishing touch!
If you want, you can roll out the spice drops and cut them into stars using asmall star cutter or a paring knife. Then you can take turns putting the star on the top of the “trees”.
When I was creating these Christmas tree sugar cookies, my grandkids were so excited to not only eat them but to decorate them too!
It’s time to start a new holiday tradition with the kids. Bake and decorate cookie Christmas trees this year and every year!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Bake up the cookies and then have a cookie decorating party
- Chill cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Chilled dough will help to keep the cookies from spreading too much when baking.
- Decorate with your favorite holiday sprinkles
- Make the trees sparkle with gold and silver sugars
- Add almond extract to the cookie dough
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar
- large eggs
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- confectioners’ sugar
- warm water
- holiday sprinkles
- holiday sugars
- spice drop candy
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Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway.
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- 1 cup butter , at room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¾ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 4 Tbs. warm water
- Sugar Plum Sprinkles Mix
- Merry & Bright Sprinkles Mix
- spice drop candy
Preheat oven to 375F.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
Beat in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda just until blended.
Chill cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Chilled dough will help to keep the cookies from spreading too much when baking.
Drop 24 cookies (1 Tablespoonful each) onto baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack. Remove from sheets and cool completely on wire rack. Return remaining dough to the refrigerator.
Drop 24 cookies (2 teaspoonfuls each) onto baking sheets and bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack. Remove from sheets and cool completely on wire rack. Return remaining dough to the refrigerator.
Drop 24 cookies (1 teaspoonful each) onto baking sheets and bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack. Remove from sheets and cool completely on wire rack.
For each cookie tree: Glaze 1 large cookie, sprinkle with holiday sprinkles and place on flat surface, glazed side up. Repeat with another large cookie, 2 medium cookies and then 2 small cookies. Top with decorative candy.
Makes 12 cookie trees
- Have the cookies baked and cooled and then have a cookie tree decorating party
- Be sure to chill cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 1 hour so the cookies don't spread too much when baking
- Make the trees sparkle with gold and silver sugars
- Add your favorite extract and flavor the cookie dough
Wednesday Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Almond Shortbread Bites by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Brown Sugar Ice Box Cookies by West Via Midwest
- Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie by Lemon Blossoms
- Chocolate Pecan Cookie Crisps by Eat Move Make
- Christmas Checkerboard Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Christmas Chippity Chip Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
- Christmas Tree Cookies by Swirls of Flavor
- Cinnamon Snowball Cookies by Jersey Girl Cooks
- French Toast Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Frosty Ginger Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Ginger Snap Cookies by Devour Dinner
- Holiday Coins by Family Around the Table
- Italian Christmas Cookies by Blogghetti
- Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways by Art of Natural Living
- New York-Style Black & Whites by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Pecan Crescent Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Pepparkakor by That Recipe
- Peppermint Cream Cheese Crushed Oreo Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Reindeer Haystacks by Leftovers Then Breakfast
- Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
- Soft Italian Wedding Cookies by Making Miracles
- Sweet Potato Pecan Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Turtle Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
- Vegan Italian Wine Cookies by Frugal & Fit
- Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Zimstern – German Cinnamon Stars by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures