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many stacked cookie Christmas trees with sprinkles and candy
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5 from 1 vote

3-D Christmas Tree Cookies

Homemade sugar cookies, baked in different sizes, stack up to form sweet Christmas Tree Cookies. A sugar glaze and holiday sprinkles make them festive.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 42 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas tree cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 12 cookie trees
Recipe Tips:
  • 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

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg