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Christmas Tree Cookies

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Cookies

 

 

These cute Christmas Tree Cookies will delight your family and all of your holiday guests. They add a beautiful touch to a cookie tray. Make them for the kids (and adults) to enjoy! They’re super easy to make, and their festive touch will certainly brighten any celebration.

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Tree Cookies
These cookies are so adorable, they'll definitely be a hit with the kids as well as the adults. They're easy to make, and the results are impressive. Perfect for Christmas parties, your holiday table, a bake sale, gift giving, or a special treat to enjoy with your family.
Christmas Tree Cookies
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • Green gel food color
  • 3 Tbsp red and white sugar pearls
  • 16-18 yellow star sprinkles
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • Green gel food color
  • 3 Tbsp red and white sugar pearls
  • 16-18 yellow star sprinkles
Christmas Tree Cookies
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until it's light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and almond extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  3. Make cookie dough balls in three different sizes. You'll need balls using 1 teaspoon, 2 teaspoons, and 3 teaspoons of dough. Make the balls in sets; each Christmas tree will need one of each size cookie. Place the medium and large size cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet; lightly press down on each ball. Bake until centers look mostly cooked, about 7 to 8 minutes. On another cookie sheet, place the smallest balls of dough and press down lightly. Bake until the centers look mostly cooked, about 5 to 6 minutes. When the cookies are done, remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Frosting
  1. Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add half of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons milk, mix until smooth. Add the remaining powdered sugar, mix until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Add green gel icing color and mix. Tint to get the shade of green you like.
Assemble the Christmas Trees
  1. Place one size of each cookie on a work surface. Fit a piping bag with a medium sized star tip (Wilton 32 works nice); fill bag with frosting and twist to secure top and push frosting to the tip.
  2. On the largest cookie, pipe a swirl of frosting bringing it from the center to just a little in from the outside edge; top with the middle size cookie, and add a swirl of frosting. Top with the smallest cookie, then pipe a swirl of icing on it and top with one of the yellow star sprinkles. Decorate the tree with the red and white sugar pearls. A pair of tweezers can help make it easier to place the sugar pearls right where you want them. Assemble the rest of the Christmas Tree Cookies; refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Cookies, 4.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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